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VOL. X—NO. 32.
MAY 18 TO 22
Dr. Henry Dubose and Dr.
Zeno Wall Will Be Com
The commencement exercises of
k fiool Springs Township High School
[ will open Friday evening, May 18
with a musical recital by Miss Kath
erine Goggans' music pupils. The re
cital will begin at 8 o'clock.
On Sunday night, Forest City and
communities of Rutherford county
will have an opportunity of hearing
Dr. Zeno Wall, of the First Baptist
church, of Shelby, N. C. Dr. Wall
( is recognized as one of the foremost
1 Baptist pastors of North Carolina. It
the custom in Forest City for the
local churches to dispense with their
1. evening worship and join in the
commencement program at the high
school. Music has been arranged by
Miss Mary Wilder, public school mus
ic teacher. The church choirs and con
gregation will sing "Love Divine,"
followed by "Hark, Hark, My Soul,"
the choirs. Then the mixed quar
tette will sing, "He is the King of
On Monday evening at 8 p. m., the
Venior class will give a play entitled,
'•Kicked Out of College." This play
consists of three acts. First act A
college boarding house. Booties' first
little wife." Act 2—"Suite in honey
moon flats. Booties' second little
wis" Act 3 —Same as act 2. Eot
les' third little wife." Twenty-five
cefcts admission will be charged; for
this play in order to defray the ex
penses of the commencement exer
cises. The following is a list of char
acters in the play.
Booties Benbow —A popular sen
ior, Fred Blanton.
Tad Cheseldine, his pal, Glenn Mc-
the ace of spades, Bur
9 Scotch McAllister, a hard student,
Shorty Long, and Silvers Magee,
friends of Booties, Percy Likens and
• E. Benjamin J. Benbow, Booties'
( -tethers, Wyman Wood.
* ' Mr.. Sandy McCann, coach of the
dramatic club, Doris Tate.
s Officer Riley, from the Emeral
Mr. Gears, of the speed motor Car
VCo., Stanley Hall.
Jonquil Gray, the little chauffeur,
Betty Benbow, Booties sister, Mil
Mrs. B. J. Benbow, her mother, a
"Ma" Bagsby, a popular landlady,
Mrs. Mehitabel McCann, a jealous
v iSelina McCann, aged thirteen,
Miss Juliet Snobbs, the college
stenographer, Elizabeth Barber.
Mile, Mimi Fleurette, a Rrench
costumer, Aileen Padgett.
N Salamanca Spivins, a black wash
lady, Ruth Hollifield.
Reciters and Dedaimers Contest
*On Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock,
t\\e high school recitation and dec
lamation contest will be held in the
school auditorium. The following stu
dents will participate, using the fol
* s Recitation, "Angel's Wickedness,"
" l&ona Hardin.
Recitation, "Madam Butterfly," by
Recitation, "Higher Culture in
Dixie," by Lila Gordon King.
Recitation, "Over The Bannisters,"
by Dorothy Green.
The high school quartet which is
composed! of Emmit McKeithan, Fred
Blanton, Toy Summers and Burless
Blair will render a selection in the
interval between the recitation and
(Reclamation contests. The dedaim
ers and their subjects follow:
Declamation, "The Unknown Rid
er." by Philip Chambers.
Declamation, "Our National Flag,"
by Yates Holland.
Declamation, 'VThe Man Without
1 a Country," by Davis Verner.
Dr. Dubose to Speak
Tuesday at 8 p. m., Dr. Henry
Dubose, pastor of the First Presby
terian church, of Spartanburg, S. C.,
will deliver the address to the sen-
FOREST CITY COURIER
Top Row—Louis Morrow, Norman Collins, Percy Likens, Charlie Laughridge, Claxton Horton,
Pierce Hyder, Robert Whitlock.
Second Row—Coach Sietz, Fred Blanton, Eugene Keeter, Hubert Moore, Emmet McKeithan, (Cap
tain), Ernest Watkiris, Madison Moss, V. G. Whitlock, Stanley Hall, (manager.)
C. C. & 0. RAILWAY
DEAD IN MARION
Mr. G. F. Justice of Bostic, Suc
cumbs to Heart Trouble
While on Duty
Bostic, May 16.—Mr. G. F. (Bob)
Justice, C. C. & O. conductor, drop
ped dead at Marion, N. C., Thursday
afternoon while on his run from
Spartanburg, S. C., to Erwin, Tenn.
Mr. Justice was fifty-seven years of
age. An examination made by a local
physician immediately after his
death showed that heart trouble
caused the death.
He had been in good health, ap
parently, on the day of his death and
his passing was a great shock to all
who knew him.
Funeral services and interment
was at Erwin, Tennessee Saturday af
MJr. Justice had been a conductor
on the C. C. & O. railway for sev
eral years, and was a highly respect
ed employee. He had made his home
at Bostic yards for several years.
He is survived by his widow, Mi's.
G. F. Justice, of Bostic Yard, one
son of Wake Forest, who is attend
ing college there and one daughter
who resides in "West Virginia.
Mr. Justice was a native of Vir
G. R. GILLESPIE RE-ELECTED
At a called meeting of Presbytery
in Gastonia Monday, Rev. Geo. R.
Gillespie was re-elected superintend
ent and treasurer of Home Missions
for half time, with headquarters at
Forest City. Mr. Gillespie will spend
the remainder of his time in evan
gelistic work and for the Near East
ior class. Dr Dubose is known
throughout North and South Carolina
as a great speaker and thinker. We
are very fortunate to have Dr. Du
bose with us this year. Music will
be furnished by the high school sex
tette and glee club. Medals and di
plomas will be awarded during the
* SATURDAY IS FINAL
* DAY TO REGISTER *
* Next Saturday is the final day *
* for voters to register in order to *
* qualify for the Demorcatic pri- *
* mary to be held June 2nd.
* The local registrars announce *
* that the registration books are *
* open from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. dur- *
* ing week days, and from 9 a. m. *
* to 6 p. m. on Saturday. Only *
* those who have not previously *
* registered and residents having *
* moved to other precincts are re- *
* quired to register. Local regis- *
* trars are J. S. Scruggs, ward ¥
* one; O. T. Price, ward two and ♦
* Festus Bridges, ward three.
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Third Row—Albert Blanton, James Harrill, Glenn McKeithan, William Biggerstaff, Jake Thomas
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1928
WIN IN SEMI-FINALS
FOREST CITY BASEBALL TEAM
OF LATE INTEREST
Hyder-Dobbins and Neal-High
Weddings Social News
(Special to The Courier)
Henrietta, May 15. —Rev. and
Mrs. R. N. Childress delightfully en
tertained the senior class Saturday
evening from 8 to 11 o'clock. Mrs.
Childress is the seniors' grade mother.
Many games and contests were en
joyed and Mrs. Childress served de
One of the most enjoyable parties
of the school year was that given by
Mrs. W. C. McAbee to the Bth grade
students Saturday night. Mrs. Mc-
Abee is the grade mother. The young
people enjoyed music, games and
contests and Mrs. McAbee assisted by
her daughters, Misses Lois, Edna and
Ruth McAbee served delightful re
Honoring Miss Olema Flack of For
est City Mrs. T. C. Lovelace gave
a bridge party Saturday evening. The
| invited guests were, Dr. and Mrs.
|J. F. Whisnant, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
pMoore, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Asbury,
I Mr. and Mrs. Buren Phillips, Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Mahaffee, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Mahaffee, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Ham
rick, Misses Olema Flack, Dovie Sue
Harris, Irene Stroupe, Sue Koon,
Elizabeth Stroupe, Lucile Wall and
Mamie Aikens. Mrs. Lovelace served
strawberry ice cream, nut bread, cake
The announcement this week of
the marriage of Mr. Paul Vernon
Hyder and Miss Bernice Dobbins will
come as a surprise to their friends
here and elsewhere. The marriage
took place at Gaffney, S. C. # March
23. The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Hyder and the bride is
a popular young lady of Ferry.
Mr. Robert Glenn Neal and Miss
Berta Lee High were married last
week. The marriage was solemnized
at the home of Mr. Neal's cousin,
Mrs. Robert Kearse, Mills Avenue,
Spartanburg, S. C., May 10th at 9
p. m. The wedding was marked by
its quiet simplicity only a few wit
nessing the ceremony which was per
formed by Rev. W. L. Ball of Spar
tanburg. While they did not take
friends here into their confidence,
the marriage was no surprise to those
who had watched the growing attach
ment between this popular young
couple. Mr. Neal is a prominent
young business man and has been
connected with the Henrietta Mills
store* for a number of years. A recent
promotion placed him with the store
at Caroleen. He is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Neal of this place.
Mrs. Neal is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James R. High. Her father is a
retired business man of Durham. She
is a graduate of Duke University
and has taught in the high school
here for the past three years. Her at
tractive personality and sweet dispo
sition have endeared her to scores
of friends who are glad she will re
main here permanently.
MAY MEETING OF
THE COUNTY CLUB
HELD AT LAKE LURE
Several Speakers Participate in
County Affairs Program
at Tuesday's Meeting
Lake Lure, May 16.—The Ruth
erford County Club held its May
meeting at the Lake Lure Inn here
Tuesday. Approximately seventy-five
members were present, and a splen
did meeting was had.
At the business meeting following
the dinner, Mr. Ivy Cowan spoke
briefly in interest of the connection
with the Spartanburg air mail serv
ice in order to secure quicker mail
facilities with the north. M!r. C. F.
Cline reported for the roads com
mittee and stated that the commit
tee was working toward having
No. 19 to Marion improved and
made an all-the year round? road. Mr.
J. Quince Gilkey, Chairman of the
McDowell County road committee,
spoke in reference to Route 19, and
stated that he was deeply interested
in seeing this project improved.
Short talks were made by Dr. L. B
Morse and Mr. S. E. Elmore. Two
new members, Dr. C. F. Glenn, of
Rutherfordton and Rev. C. C. Ma
theny, of Forest City, were accepted
Mr. Noah Hollowell, editor of the
Mountain Farmer, of Hendersonville,
attended the meeting in order to
study the club. He made a short
speech and commented on the wonder
ful work of the club. Prof. Clyde A.
Erwin followed, and stated that the
county should be alert to good roads.
He urged a tax revision in the coun
ty and state.
Mr. Elmore spoke on the advisabil
ity of the county employing a full
time engineer and gave figures as
to the county's road expense. He
showed where the county could save
a large sum annually by employing
an engineer. Mr. Elmore, F. P. Strat
ford and M. L. Edwardte were ap
pointed as a committee to consider
COCHRAN & R6SS CO.,
GETS CITY CONTRACT
The Cochran & Ross Company, of
Charlotte, were the successful bid
ders here last Thursday for the con
tract to lay approximately ten thous
and feet of sewer lines with neces
sary appurtenances,- and water line
extensions. The contract was let for
approximately SIO,OOO. There were
eleven other bidders who sent pro
posals for the contract.
Work will commence within two
weeks, it is understood. The contrac
tors expect to complete the work in
approximately thirty days.
This is the sixth project on which
the Cochran & Ross Company have
had charge of City.
Corn club boys of North Carolina
are offered S3OO in gold coin as
prizes for heavy yields this season.
However, the boys must be enroll
ed before June 15.
FOREST CITY HIGH WINS
OVER NORWOOD 4-2 IN
SEMI-FINALS OF WEST
Cool Springs Lads Snatch Victory From Visi
tors In Seventh Inning and Double
Score Over Opponents. Will
. Play Salisbury.
* * * J«: a|s ajs 3JI age £
* FOREST CITY HIGH TO *
* PLAY AT SALISBURY *
* Forest City High baseball team *
* will play at Salisbury Saturday *
* in the championship finals of the *
* west. The Alexander-Wilson *
* high school and Winston-Salem *
* are playing in the semi-finals of *
* the west as we go to press *
* (Wednesday), at Greensboro. *
* The winner will meet Forest *
* City at Salisbury ■- Satur- *
day in the championship game *
* of the west. The winners in *
* Saturday's game will go to Chap- *
* el Hill Saturday, May 26. to play *
* for state championship. *
* It is expected that McKeithan *
* will be in condition to pitch for *
* the locals. *
* Mr. Wallace Long will cover *
* this game for The Courier. *
* A large number of people from *
* here are expecting to attend this *
* game. As we go to press it is re- *
* ported that approximately fifty *
* cars will go from Forest City. *
YOUNG MAN AFFLICTED
WITH RAT BITE FEVER
Mr. James Darby, of Anderson, S.
C., brother-in-law of Mr. L. G. Gar
vin, of Cliffside, is in the Anderson
County Hospital suffering from rat
bite fever, one of the rarest diseases
known to the medical profession.
There has been only about eight cases
of this on record in the United States
and Canada within the past ten years.
At latest reports Mr. Darby was
improving. He was bitten by a rat
a few days ago while working in his
corn crib. He was taken ill shortly
afterwards and was taken to the hos
pital last week suffering from high
fever and chills, which was diagnosed
as rat bite fever.
Mr. J. S. Keeter was pleasantly
surprised Sunday by a number of his
friends and relatives giving him a
The crowd gathered at his home.
From there they went to Reinhardt's
spring where they spread a bounti
There was a large number pres
ent; relatives and friends from Char
lotte, Avondale, Cliffside, Smith's
Grove, Rutherfordton, Union Mills,
and Old Fort. Every one reported a
good time and went away wishing Mr.
Keeter many more happy birthdays.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. King enter
tained at a four course dinner at
6 o'clock Monday evening in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Jones and
family, of Hazard, Ky., and Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Thomas and children.
Women's full Fashioned hosiery,
all wanted colors, $1.50 values. Sale
price SI.OO. Buck Stores.
* RUTHERFORD COUNTY *
* FAIR OCTOBER 2-5. *
* Spindale, May 14.—The Ruth- *
* erford County Fair will open *
* Tuesday, October 2, and con- *
* tinue through Friday, October *
* 6, according to announcement *
* made this week. These dates *
* were decided upon at a recent *
* meeting of the stockholders of *
* the Fair Association held here. *
* Part of the midway attractions *
* have been contracted for, says
* Mr. Kinzie.
* Officers of the Fair Associa- *
* tion are G. W. Rollins, president; *
Grant Allen, vice-president; Dav- *
* id Lindsay, executive secretary *
and F. C. Kinzie, secretary-treas- *
Trailing on the short end of a
two to nothing score until the sev
enth inning, Forest City came from
behind 'in the lucky seventh to score
four runs to win over Norwood high,
4 to 2, in the semi-finals of the West.
Norwood scored both their runs
in the fifth inning on a single by J.
Wentz and a circuit clout by Snuggs.
"Tim" McKeithan started the sev
enth inning rally for Forest City by
hitting for two bases. Laughridge
drew a base on balls and Keeter sing
led to right, scoring "Tim" McKeith
an. Watkins tripled and Laughridge
and Keeter come home with the ty
ing and winning runs. Forest City's
last score was the result of a squeeze
play that worked to perfection with
Whitlock laying down a beautiful
I bunt scoring Watkins from third.
Norwood attempted to rally in the
final inning. C. Wentz singled and
went to third on another single by
Kendall. "Tim" McKeithan was spik
ed on the hand by C. Wentz on third
as he backed Blanton up after Blan
ton had errored. The injury was so
bad that he had to be relieved by
Moore walked the first man to
face him, filling the bases with none
out. C. Wentz was out at the plate
on an attempted squeeze play. Ken
dall was thrown out at the plate
by Keeter for the second out and Up
church made the last out, second to
Norwood had won nineteen straight
games up to Tuesday.
This was Forest City's eighteenth
victory of the season.
Norwood AB R H PO
Snuggs, c 4 1 2 12
Britt, If 4 0 1 1
McSwain, ss 3 0 0 2
C. Wentz, p 4 0 1 1
Kendall, 3b 4 0 1 0
Ross, cf 3 0 2 0
Honeycutt, rf 4 0 1 1
Upchurch, lb. 4 0 0 7
J. Wentz, 2b 3 110
Forest City AB R H PO
Biggerstaff, 2b. .4 0 1 0
Blanton, 3b 2 0 0 1
D. McKeithan, ss. .A 0 0 0
T. McKeithan, p-lf 3 110
Laughridge, cf 3 10 2
Keeter, lb. 3 1 1 12
Watkins, c 3 1 1 10
Likens, rf 3 0 11
Whitlock, If 2 0 0 1
Moore, p. * 0 0 0 0
Summary: Errors—McSwain, Blan
ton. Home runs—Snuggs. Three base
hits—Snuggs, Watkins, Likens. Two
base hits—T. McKeithan. Sacrifice
hits—Blanton, Whitlock. Base on
balls—off C. Wentz, 1; off T. Mc-
Keithan 1; off Moore 1. Hit by pitch
er—by C. Wentz 1. Struck out—by
C. Wentz 12, by T. McKeithan 8; by
Moore—none. Double plays—T. Mc-
Keithan to Blanton to Keeter. Big
gerstaff to D. McKeithan to Keeter.
Men left on bases by Norwood 5; by
Forest City 4. Winning pitcher—T.
McKeithan. Losing pitcher—C.
Wentz. Umpire—Morris (Shelby Hi).
Forest City will play at Salisbury
MISS YOUNG TO OPEN
KINDERGARTEN IN FALL
Miss Nell Young who has recently
returned from St. Petersburg, Fla.,
announces that she expects to open a
kindergarten in Forest City this fall.
Miss Young took a special course for
jfour months this winter in this line
of work under a teacher who has
made a specialty of this line of work.
This is a much needed institution in
our fast growing little city, and
children are always better prepared
for their first year in school work
after having had kindergarten train
ing. Miss Young will take children
from the ages 3 to 6 years.
sl-00 Per Year in Advance
33 2 9 24
27 4 5 27