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VOL. X—No. 30
DR. A. C DUNCAN AT
HEAD OF KXK. IN
Local Man Appointed Grand
Dragon of State to Succeed
Judge Henry Grady.
, At the state convention of the
Ku Klux Klan held in Winston-Salem
.ast Friday Dr. A. C. Duncan was ap
pointed Grand Dragon of the state
of North Carolina. His iappointment
was enthusiastically and unanimous
ly accepted by the delegates. Dr.
Duncan is to be congratulated for
having this high honor bestowed up
on him and the people of Ruther
ford county and especially Forest
City should feel very proud that one
? oi her citizens is the recipient of
Dr. Duncan has been very active
in local-civic enterprises, always will
ing and anxious to lend a hand to
anything that added to the progress
and welfare of his community.
EV- Duncan served at Great Titan
of the Third Province under Judge
A. Grady, and is the first
Grand Dragon for North Carolina
since the resignation of Judge Grady
several months agq, the Klan affairs
during this time being handled by
an Imperial representative.
The State office was moved hers
Tuesday from Charlotte. Mr. W. A.
Braievogel secretary to the Grand
Dragon has moved from Charlotte
into an apartment on West Main
straet. The new Grand Dragon ap
pears very enthusiastic and opti
'roistic about the future of the Klan.
A general meeting of the Woman's
club of Forest City was held in the
Kiwanis hall on Friday afternoon,!
April 13, 1928, at 4 o'clock, for the!
purpose of electing officers. The fol
lowing names were submitted by the
nominating committee for election:
Mrs. A. W. Falvey, president.
Mrs. C. H. Verner, first vice
Mrs: W. C. Bostic, 3econd vice
wk - risident.
- Miss Viola Randall, treasurer.
iiss Margaret Young, recording
- Mrs. Terry Moore, corresponding
Miss Margaret Bostic, auditor.
. Mrs. D. H. Sutton, club reporter.
' These officers were unanimously
' elected by the club.
At this meeting a motion was
made and carried that the secretary's
books be closed July 1, and positively
Jfco person then residing in Forest
City be admitted into the club after
MRS. CARL HUNTLEY,
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F ' The executive board of the Wo
man's club met at the home of the
president,' Mrs. A. W- Falvey on I
Tuesday afternoon, April 24-1928 for'
the purpose of appointing the de-,
jaartmental chairmen. The following!
were appointed for the-year 1928-29: j
Literary chairman, Mrs. Hoyle El
liott; music chairman, R. R.
f Howes; dramatic chairman, Mrs. :
#ohn Dalton; civic chairman, Mrs. E.
O. Thomas; welfare association chair
man, Mrs. G. C. McDaniel.
Meeting of the general club will
be held at an early date at which
time we will hear the report from
)the delegates to the Women's? Fed
, eration which convenes in High
Point. N. C., Mjay 1-4, will appreciate
a full attendance of the club as there
will be very important business to
come up at this time, let me urge
that every member who desires to re
main in the club for next year to
bring your general club due?, also
new members to join and p?»7 dues at
this meeting, so watch the paper for
notice of this general meeting.
MRS. A. W. FAI/VEY,
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literary Division No. 1 will meet
Thursday afternoon, May 3, at the
of Mrs. John McMurry, at 4
o'clock. The hostess will be Mes
dames John McMurry, G. P. Reid,
W. L. Horn and Frank R. Wilkins.
Subject: The Short Story of Today.
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Literary Club No. 2
Literary Club Number 2, will
FOREST CITY COURIER
MRS. J. HARRILL
Funeral Services Held Mon
day for Victim of Dread
ed White Fiague
Mrs. Julius Harrill, aged 35, died
at her home on West Main street
Sunday at 11:45 a. m., following an
illness of thirty-seven months. She
was stricken with tuberculosis, which
brought about her,death.
Rev. M. F. Moores, pastor of the
local Methodist church, conducted
the funeral service at the home Mon
day afternoon at 3:30. Interment
was in the Cool Springs cemetery.
Mrs. Harrill is survived by her hus
band, Mr. Julius Harrill, one son,
Julius, Jr., aged nine years old; one
sister, Miss Charity Holbert, of
Rutherfordton; two brothers, Messrs.
Pink Holbert, of Forest City, and 1
Ben Holbert, of Asheville.
Mrs. Harrill before her marriage
was Miss Kansas Elizabeth Holbert.
She was a member of the Methodist
church of East Flat Rock, her for
mer home, and had been a consecrat
ed member since about eighteen
years of . age. Mrs. Harrill was taken
ill more than three years ago and
since that time had been confined
to her bed continuously.
Interment was in Cool Springs
cemetery. The following acted as
pallbearers: Messrs. Charles Flack,
Will Owens, R. K. Hollifield, G. D.
Horn, J. B. Mears, and C. E. Hunt
POULTRY CAR COMING
The Seaboard Railway will run
another poultry car in the county on
the following dates, says Mr. F. E.
Patton, county agent: At Ruther
fordton, May 14; at Ellenboro, May
15. Watch next week's paper for
BOY SCOUT COURT OF
HONOR HERE TUESDAY
The Rutherford County Boy Scout
Court of Honor was held in the Ki
wanis hall here Tuesday evening at
7:30. Merit badges were awarded
to Ralph Barnes, Rutherfordton,
Bookbinding; Donald Tate, Cliffisde,
leatherwork, masonry; Billy Hill and
Walter Gregg, Spindale, cooking
and handicraft; Charles Duncan,
Spindale, personal and public health;
C&rl Bridges, Cliffside, masonry.
John Williford of Rutherfordton, ap
peared and presented necessary certi
ficates for veteran scout badge. Gil
bert Monfredo and Chai-les Duncan,
of Spindale, applied for Star Rank.
Members constituting the court of
honor were: F. C. Kinzie, chairman;
R. M. Schiele, Rev. W. L. Lathan,
O. C. Erwin, Z. O. Jenkins, B. L.
Smith, J. H. Hill, W. L. Stallings, C.
P. Parks, L. W. Jones and Clarence
Immediately after ihe court of
honor a meeting of the county exec
utive committee was held, at which
time matters of importance to the
committee were discussed.
MEET WITH MRS. GILLESPIE
The Woman's Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church met at the
home of Mrs. G. R. Gillespie, Tues
day, May 1, at 4 o'clock.
Before the program they were
favored with two beautiful solos,
"Pardoning Grace" and "On the
Cross of Calvary," by Mr. Upson,
who will be with the Stephen's
evanglistic party later in the sum
The subject of the program was
"Looking Back Over the Year of For
eign Mission Study." After the pro
gram and business session the hos
tess, assisted by her mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth Ephlin, and Miss Ruth
Gillespie, served a salad course
with hot coffee.
Mrs. Geo. R. Gillespie visited over
the week-end in Gastonia with her
husband and the McLendon party.
Mr. Gillespie returned to Forest
City Tuesday night on business
concerning the coming evangelistic
campaign in Rutherford county this
meet with Mrs. D. H. Sutton Thurs
day (today) at 4 p. m. Mesdames
Jones, Coleman and Harris will be
joint hostesses. All members are
urged to be present.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CltY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1928
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MUSICALE FOR GUESTS OF MR.
AND MRS. T. R. PADGETT
Mrs. Hague Padgett and Mrs.
John Carpenter gave a beautiful
musicale on Friday evening in honor
vf the Mesdames Jones, Masters and
the charming house guests of
Mrs. T. R. Padgett. The home of
Mrs. Padgett was decorated in masses
of spring flowers and pesented an
of spring flowers and presented an
all together charming effect. About
enjoyed a varied program by some
of the talented members of Forest
City Society. The first number of
which was Lack's Impromptu Ma
zourka by Mrs. R. W. Minish. J3he
played the brilliant composition with
Rightful finish and expression.
Miss Margaret Bostic gave three
reading, "Home" by Guest, a Chi
nese version of Jonah and the Whale,
and Husbands. Miss Bostic read
beautifully and responded to an en
thusiastic encore. Mrs. A. B. Glick
man, accompanied by Miss Goggans,
then sang a beautiful selection in her
usual charming and artistic manner.
Mrs. D. H. Sutton read three poems
of her own, "The Raindrop Prelude,"
"The Beiishie" and "The Ballad
Singers," as an encore she read "The
Rantin Laddie." Mrs. R. R. Howes
played the Bridal chorus from Lohen
grin with splendjid expression and
finish, Miss Goggins played "Grand
Polka de Concert" giving a most
brilliant execution of this difficult
composition. When encored en
thusiastically, she asked Miss Mary
Ayers to respond 1 for her and Miss
Ayers gave a delightful interpreta
tion of ""Sundown." Then Mrs.
Jones, one of the honor guests,
read a difficult monologue "A Tele
phone Romance." Mrs. Jones is an
artist of excellent training and abil
ity and her reading was most en
thusiastically received. She re
sponded to an encore with "The
Day is Done" accompanied by Mrs.
Minish, who played softly, and
with much expression, Meditation.
The closing number on the program
was Mrs. Norris, always the delight
of Forest City. She sang Mc-
Dowells, "To a Wild Rose" and re
sponded graciously to an encore,
Mrs. Minish also accompanied her.
At the close of the program, the
hostess, assisted by Misses Sudie and
Margaret Young served a delicious
MR. E. S. HENSLEY DEAD
Mr. E. S. Hensley, of Rutherford
ton, died at his home there Saturday
night after a short illness. The
funeral services were held Monday
at 11 o'clock at High Shoals Mr.
Hensley was formerly a resident of
Henrietta, where he was well known.
TTo leaves a family.
Grand Dragon of North Carolina*
AMOS C. DUNCAN
Miss Helen Estabrook, state house
furnishing specialist, will be in the
county May 10th- and 11th for the
purpose of home visiting. Any
body who would like to have her ser
vices is ask to notify Miss Laura
Howard and get an appointment.
This will be Miss Estabrook's last
visit until October. If anybody is
contemptlating any refurnishing,
they are urged to make an appoint
ment as soon as possible.
. Miss Estabrook will give two dem
onstrations on the making of slip
covers and anybody interested is in
vited to attend either of these meet
ings. The first will be at the home
i " Mrs. J. D. Link, of Forest City,
. Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The other will be at the home of
Mrs. J. D. Link, Friday afternoon at
3 o'clock, May 12.
Mr. G. P. Moore,livell known young
farmer of near this city,* brought to
this office this week a bunch of
wheat which has been headed and
which is probably the earliest in the
county. This wheat was sown Oct
ober sth. Mr. Moore says his whole
crop of four acres was all headed the
first of this week and will be ready
for the reaper by the last of May.
Mr. W. G. Magness, the - well
known piano • man, has moved into
the new storeroom, between Blan
ton's Cafe and the Buck store, where
he will have larger space for the dis
play of his fine new line of pianos.
Mr. Magness has just gotten in a
carload of pianos, player pianos and
Baby Grands, and is also selling
Brunswick Phonographs and records
and Atwater-Kent radios and sup
plies. He invites his friends to call
and see him in his new location.
For this week-end I will have the
biggest bargains ever offered in
Forest City, when I will display $3.75
and $5.00 hats on my bargain table
at SI.OO each. Ladies, d'on't fail to
embrace this opportunity of saving
money. The hatS are wonderful
values and the styles and materials
are the very best. Mrs. E. E. Mc-
Rev. J. S. Wood will leave this
week-end as a delegate to attend
- Grand Chapter and Commandery
of North Carolina, at Durham, N. C.
IN NEW QUARTERS
BARGAIN TABLE •
Makes Interesting Talk on
Schools to Forest City Ki
The speaker of the evening at the
regular weekly luncheon at the Ki
wanis club Monday was County Supt.
of Schools Clyde A. Erwin. Mr. Er
win has often appeared before this
body and has always brought an in
teresting message. He is always a
welcome visitor and has a host of
warm friends here in Forest City.
• Mr. Erwin talked on "Schools,"
the subject dearest to his heart and
that one on which he is best post
ed, and brought an interesting mes
sage, one in which the Kiwanians
are vitally interested.
Mr. Erwin opened, after having ex
pressed his pleasure at being pres
ent at the meeting, by telling of the
work in his office during his term
of two and a half years, of the prog
ress of the schools and the many im
provements in teachers, rating and
everything in connection with the
educational program of the county.
He made a most favorable impression
i with his statement that his compensa
tion had not been in dollars and "ents
but in knowledge of duty well done
in fitting our bo|ys and girls for
their life's work. "We should aIL
be interested in their careers as they
will soon be doing our work," said
the speaker, as he discussed the many
improvements in our school system. I
He disclosed that he was in favor
of the longer term for rural schools
and also favors consolidaMon when
ever that can be accomplished to ad
Some of the interesting high lights
garnered from a batch.of interesting
statistics, disclosed that there
is now a total enrollment in
the public schools of 11,048; build
ings have a value of $1,400,000; 21
white schools; 81 trucks.
An interesting point brought out
by Mr. Erwin was the fact that
there has, as yet, been no fatality
in the carrying of the thousands of
children in the trucks over the coun
ty. Truly, a remarkable record. It
was also disclosed that boys have
proven to be safer drivers than the
men who have been employed in
* It will also be a matter of pride
to know that the present account'ng
| system of the schools, perfected by
Mr. Erwin, has been* copied bj
twenty-one other counties of the
state, and that the operating expo -
ses are the lowest of any count/ in
j North Carolina. While some may
[think that the tax rate is high, the
! county is the second lowest in the
]Vliv Erwin also brought out the
fact that rural schools suffer grear.
damage from vandalism during the
closed period. It does seem that tb«*
patrons of a district would more
carefully guard this property, but
there was certainly little regard given
in the district in a certain section
last year where 64 windows were
broken in one schoolhouse.
Memorial Day services will be held
Sunday, May 6, at Pleasant Grove
On Saturday, May 12, Memorial
Day services will be held at Cool
Springs cemetery at 2:30 p. m.
NEW CHEVROLET COMPANY ,
Mr. H. C. Morris, a brother of Mr.
Roy Morris of this city, who has been
making his home at Belmont, has
purchased the Moss Chevrolet
agency in this city and is now in
charge of this business. Mr. Mor
ris is a fine young business man
and is receiving a warm welcome to
Forest City. He has rented the
present quarters of the Forest City
Motor Co., and expects to occupy
the building August Ist, by which
time the former firm expects to have
its new home completed.
Mr. J. C. Ellen, of Charlotte, and
Mr. J. C. Powell will be with Mr.
Morris as salesmen. The new firm
is to be styled the Model Chevrolet
Company and will occupy its present
quarters pending the completion of
the new building to be erected by
1 the Forest City Motor Co
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LOCAL CLUB OF
YOUNG TAR HEEL
FARMERS TO CAMP
Cool Springs School Members
to Go to White Lake on
One Week's Trip in
The Cool Springs chapter of
young Tar Heel farmers will camp
at White Lake a week in July.
There is a camp there which is the
i property of the young Tar Heel far
mers of North Carolina and all the
1 chapters in the state will camp there
at some time during the summer, Six
chapters at a time. This camp will
be a most delightful outing for the
boys. There is to be a play ground
director who will devote his entire
time to sport and recreation. Theie
is a central dining hall, assembly hall
and cottages for the boys and White
Lake is one of the most delightful
• camp sites in the state.
This camp ground was presented
o the young Tar Heel farmers by
j the Pharr Realty Company of Char
j lotte and. through their generosity,
every member of the 105 chapters in
the state will have a chance to spend
a week there. This trip will in
clude a visit to the Williard Agricul
, tural Experiment Station, ons of the
J best in the south, and will mean
, much to the boys.
The group going from tho local
school includes D. H. Sutton, agricul
ture teacher, Wyman Wood, presi
j dent of the local chapter and twen
(Special to The Courier.)
Henrietta, May I.—Mrs. S. J.
Asbury and Mrs. O. J. Mooneyham
delightfully entertained the pupils of
the 9th and 10 grades and a num
ber of other guests last Monday eve
ning at the community house. All
had been invited to a "Tangle party"
and warned not to get the time and
date tangled. Promptly at 8
o'clock the merry young people gath
ered on the porch and were ushered
into the spacious room which wa3
tastefully decorated for the occaston.
Punch was served by Misses Berta
Lee High and Elizabeth Reid. Part
ners were found by matching class
colors. One from each grade form-
I ing a partnership. Many amusing
contests were untangled. The hard
est, perhaps,, was untangling a mass
of letters and arranging the lettei
to spell the names of) the pupils.
Prizes were won by Miss Jeanette
Phillips and Eugene Holland of the
9th grade and Miss Pauline Kennedy
and Jack Jolly of the tenth grade.
Mr. 0.. J. Mooneyham made the phe
The leap year proposals which a
number of the young ladies made
were very amusing. Mrs. Mooney
ham is grade mother of the 9tfi grade
and Mrs. Asbury is the 10th grade
mother. The hostesses served delic
ious ice cream and wafers Mrs.
! Asbury gave a toast to the tenth
grade and Russell Shytle made the
response! A toast to the 9th grade
by Mrs. Mooneyham was responded to
by Sam McAbee. In behalf of '-he
pupils Miss Berta Lee High spoke
in appreciation of the happy occasion
and thanked Mrs. Asbury and Mrs.
Mooneyham for a most enjoyable
Mrs. B. E. Hughes entertained the
third grade pupils and their teacher,
Mrs. Buren Phillips Monday after
noon at her home on Wisoman
street. The occasion was Mrs. Hughes
birthday and the children gave her a
pair of silk hose. About forty chil
dren gathered on the lawn and play
ed many merry games. Mrs. Hughes
is the third' grade mother and the
children were delighted to be asked
to her birthday party. Delicious re
freshments were served the little
folks and all wish Mrs. Hughes many
more happy birthdays.
Mr. W. S. Moore returned Monday
from the Rutherford hospital where
he underwent an operation for ap
See the wonderful hats I am of
fering at One Dollar. Mrs. E. E.