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VOL. X—NO. 36
GOES TO HDU IN
■ STATE CONVENTION
" County Democratic Convention
Elects Solid Anti-Smith
Delegation After Hec
yt tic Session
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• Rutherfordton, June 11. Climax
ing the most hectic Democratic coun
ty convention ever held in Ruther
ford county that body Saturday af
ternoon sent its delegates, thirty-five
in number, to the State convention,
instructed to vote for Hull.
Three veteran politicians of the
county, Messrs. O. C. Erwin, C. E.
4 Tanner and M. L. Justice led the
■Revs. W. A. Ayers, M. F. Moores,
*T. C. Jordan, Messrs. Chas. Z. Flack,
Dr. Amos Duncan and Mrs. Harris
and others led the anti-Smith forces.
To Support Hull
The resolution instructing the del
egates to the State convention to
support Hull was the concluding item
of business of the convention, and
the resolution passed almost unani
The convention met in the court
house Saturday morning at 11
o'clock. Sixty-eight delegates, repre
senting every precinct in the coun
ty were present.
At the organization meeting C. O.
Ridings was elected chairman and J.
R. Chambers secretary.
Mr. H. L. Carpenter immediately
introduced a resolution commending
the'services of Senator Simmons and
Overman and upholding the
eighteenth amendment by instruct
i An g the delegates to the state con
vention to vote for a dry man. Mr.
O. C. Erwin arose to a point of order
and requested that the resolution
be tabled. A lively debate ensued
between Dr. W. A. Ayers and Mr.
Erwin, after which Chairman Ridings
ruled against adopting the resolution
at that time, stating that they should
be tabled until after the election of
the delegates. Dr. Ayers requested
permission to carry his fight to the
I i|oor, and by a vote of 45 to 16 the
resolution was adopted.
• Mr. 0. C. Erwin next introduced,
by request, a resolution to apportion
itbe delegates by precincts, allowing
oach precinct at least one delegate,
while the larger precincts would be
allowed their full representation, giv
ing the county approximately 56
delegates, instead of thirty-five.
The same resolution provided that
no alternates be selected. Mr.
A Charles Z. Flack commented on the
resolutions and after a brief attack
they were tabled by a vote of 3
■to l. Mr. Flack then brought forward
an amended resolution providing for
the 4 selection of the thirty-five del
> egates and an equal number of al
ternates, with at least one represen
tative drawn from each precinct. This
was carried by a good majority.
Mode of Selecting
- r Considerable discussion resulted as
to the mode of selecting the dele
gates. Chairman Ridings read the
laws in reference to the convention
, and interpreted them to mean that
precinct should elect its dele
gates to the state convention. This
view was held by many of the Smith
sympathizers. Heated discussion fol
lowed on this point. A number of
the other delegates held to the point
that the convention as a whole should
vote on the state convention dele
gates, and not merely the precinct
representatives. Friction developed
between the two opposing forces. The
round of debating was finally brok
en when Dr. Amos Duncan made a
motion that the convention as a whole
should elect the delegates. The mo
tion received a hearty response when
put to a vote, and nominations were
called for. Some of the Smith dele
gates, sensing defeat withdrew their
names as delegates.
The following delegates were
named by the convention to attend
the state convention:
Rutherfordton —W. A. Hajril,
H. Carpenter, N. C. Harris and Mrs
N. C. Harris, Alternates —Mrs. J. H
Carpenter, P. W Eskridge, Linwoot
Robinson, Earl Justice.
Spindale—o. C. Smith, J. H. Hill
Alternates —J. D. L.
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Cliffside—J. C. Hames, D. S. a
FOREST €ITY COURIER
PUBLISHED IN THE I EREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
, 4%. •
TEN CANDIDATES FILE FOR SECOND
PRIMARY TO BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 30
Sheriff, County Commissioners, Recorder to Contest Vote
of First Primary
Ruther'dton, June 11.—Eight can
didates for county offices and two
for township offices have filed for a
second primary June 30, according to
Mr. J. R. Anderson, chairman of the
county board of elections.
The time limit for filing expired
Saturday. At that time H. B. Doggett
filed for a second race with W. C.
Hardin, present sheriff.
J. P. Jones and A. W. Deck
are in the race against A. B. Price
and J. W. Beason for county com
missioners. Harden Tucker received
Senior Class Officers Cool Springs High School
Wm. BIGGERSTAFF WYMAN WOOD, MISS AILEEN PADGETT,
Vice-President. President Sec'y.-Treas.
At the recent French contest, held at the University of North Carolina and participated in by North Carolina
high school students, first honors went to Miss Aileen Padgett (shown above) of the Forest City High
School. Miss Padgett submitted the best paper sent in by several hundred high school pupils.
Miss Reba Phillips Bride of
Caroleen, June 13. —The manyj
friends of Miss Reba Phillips will be
interested to learn of her marriage
to Mr. William Henry Yow, which oc
curred Tuesday morning, June 12,
at 9 o'clock, at the First Methodist
j church, Charlotte, N. C. The pastor
Bridges, C. B. Edwards. Alternates—
P. C. Hawkins, C. R. Padgett, J. B.
Henrietta—Clarke Harrill, W S.
Moore. Alternates —0. J. Mooney
ham, G. L. Wood.
Avondale—F. S. Hall. Alternate,
Caroleen—O. A. Lynch, Dr. A. B.
Holland. Alternate—Zeno Martin,
Bostic—George. W. Jones. Alter
Cool Springs No. I—Dr. A. C.
Duncan, Chas. Z. Flack. Alternates —
Dr. M. F. Moores, J. T. Poole.
Cool Springs No. 2—C. C. Ma
theny, G. C. Hamrick, C. C. Hicks.
Alternates—W. S. Moore, J. M. Price,
G. W. Rollins.
Logan Store —G. W. Long, J. D.
Weeks. Alternates —J. M. Calton,
Camp Creek —H. A. Belk. (No al
Green Hill—R. Ledbetter. Alter
nate—G. M. Flack.
Gilkey—Zeno Flack. Alternate —C.
I Colfax No. 2—D. M. Harrill,
Claude Elmore. Alternates —Rev. 0.
, 1 C. Huston, C. D. Harrill.
. | Cool Springs No. 3 —J. F. Womble,
• Rev. W. C. Lynch. Alternates —C. C.
Moore, B. E. Putnam.
Chimney . Rock No. I—Logan
} Flynn. Alternate —Ransom Williams.
1 1 Chimney Rock No. 2—W. E. Flack,
I Alternate —Sidney Flynn.
. j Sulphur Springs—J. M. Roach. Al
ternate —Vance Henson.
Haynes—F. M. Wall.Alternate—
i William Dobbins.
County-at-large—G. M. Edward:
. (Colfax) C. O. Ridings, (Coo
Springs). Alternates, R. E. Price
(Rutherfordton); Clarence Griffin
FOREST CITY. CAROLINA THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1928.
.18 or one \OZQ, more than_ necessary
to nominate in the first primary. Mr.
J. W. Beason and A. B. Price were
I _ V
the next highest, but neither re
ceived a sufficient number to nomi
nate. There was a difference of sixty
fouK votes between Mr. Beason and
O. J. Mooneyham, of Henrietta,
will contest with the present incum
bent, J. P. Bean, for recorder.
G. D. Rollins and A. R. Wall will
enter a second primary in High
Shoals township for constable.
The second primary will be held
Saturday, June 30.
of the church officiating. Only mem
bers of the impiediate family and
few close friends were present. The
bride wore a ensemble of rose
beige georgette with accessories, and
carried a bouquet of pink roses and
valley lilies. She is the youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Phil
lips of this place and is very at
tractive and popular. She is a grad
uate of Henrietta-Caroleen High
School and Kings Business College,
Charlotte, and has held a position
in Charlotte for some time. The brid
al couple left immediately after the
ceremony for a motor trip to Wash
ington and other points North, and
upon their return will be at home in
Charlotte, N. C., where Mr. Yow is
engaged in business.
Mrs. A. I. Phillips, and Mr. and
Mrs. Buren Phillips attended the
wedding from here.
A marriage that came as an inter
esting surprise to their many friends
here was that of Miss Fay Allen and
Mr. John L. Bruce, which occurred
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. U. K. Allen. The wed
ding took place last Thursday eve
ning at 9 o'clock, June 7, but was not
announced publicly until Sunday,
June 10. Only members of the im
mediate family and a few intimate
friends, witnessed the ceremony,
which was performed by Rev. R. N.
Childress, pastor of the couple. The
impressive ring ceremony was used.
The home was attractively arranged
for the occasion, the living room,
which was the scene of the wedding,
was decorated with cut flowers, roses
and white lilies being used in pro
fusion. The bride was lovely in a
handsome lavendar georgette dresi,
with large crepe collar of lavendar
silk lace. She is the attractive daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. U. K. Allen, and
is very popular in social and church
circles. The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Bruce, formerly of
this place, and is a young man of fine
character. He holds a position with
the Henrietta Mills at Caroleen.
Immediately after the marriage
. vows were spoken. Mrs. Allen, and
Mrs. Sam Melton, mother and sister
■ of bride, served delicious ice cream
and cake to the wedding party.
Mr. John T. Poole, Past Chancellor
3 Commander of the local lodlge
1 Knights of Pythias, left Sunday for
, Burlington to attend the meeting of
, the Grand Lodge being held there
HOOVER LIKELY TO
The Republican National
Convention got under way in
Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday. The
first day was taken up largely
with formality of organization.
The latest report is that
Herbert Hoover is assured of
approximately seven hundred
votes on the first ballot. In
this case only one ballot will be
necessary, as that number will
Little enthusiasm is being
shown at the convention. The
small minority of delegates op
posing Hoover are defiant, and
the farm representation threat
ens a bolt, but apparently little
attention is being given to this.
New Officers are Elected—
Gang to Give Program
at County Home
The Wayside Gang met on Tuesday
evening in the Kiwslnis Ciub room at
7:30 o'clock. Gangsters from Char
lotte, Cliffside, Caroleen, Ruther
fordton, Sandy Mush, Spindale, Ellen
boro and other places were present.
The honor guest of the evening was
Harold C. Brown, B. D., of Char
lotte, the originator of the Wayside
idea, which is to "cheer the sick and
shut-ins and other who are less fort
unate than others. Our gang here
hopes to go to the county home and
give a varied program consisting of
songs, dances, violin and piano num
bers, in this way spreading joy and
happiness along the wayside. A de
lightful program was arranged for
the entertainment of visitors, which
was given after the regular routine
of business. New officers were elect
ed, as follows: V
President, W. L. Brown.
Vice-president, B. E. Roach.
Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Myrtle
Historian, Miss Merle Price.
Chaplain, Chas. Z. Flack.
Dance by Miss Madge Moore and
Mary Davis. #
Vocal Duet —"Romonia," Miss Vir
ginia Magness, Howard Magness.
Reading—"Over the Bannisters,"
Miss Dorothy Green.
Talk, "Wayside," Mr. Harold C.
Violin Solo, Mr. A. M. Glickman,
accompanied at the piano by Miss
Kathrine H. Goggans.
Reading, "Johnnie Reading the
Newspaper," Miss Bernice Kanipe.
Quartette, "Old Black Joe," Mes
dames Geo. R. Gillespie, and C. E.
Alcock; Messrs. B. E. Roach and D.
Miss Lilah Gordon King was to
. give a reading but owing to a threat- j
, ning storm it was thought best to ad
: The public is always cordially in
s vited to attend these meetings and
get the spirit of the Wayside Gang.
Begins Sixth Year
'm E & B ' I
DR. W. A. AYERS
'HOME COMING' DAY
HELD AT FIRST
Local Baptists Celebrate Be
ginning of Sixth Year of
Dr. W. A. Ayers Pas
In celebration of the beginning
of the sixth year of the pastorate of
Dr. W. A. Ayers, a "Home-Coming
Day" was held at the First Baptist
church here Sunday.
The morning service was held in
the usual manner, the sermon being
preached by the pastor, who used as
his subject: The Home Over There."
At 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon, a
fellowship service was held. During
the services, a solo, "I Can See the
Lights of Home," by B. B. McKinney,
was very beautifully sung by Miss
Emily Camp, by request. Dr. Hickson,
a former pastor of the Forest City
church, but who at present is located
at Gaffney, S. C., brought the mes
sage in the afternoon, using as his
subject: "The High Places of the
Past." Following the sermon by Dr.
Hickson, were several talks by
• friends, visitors, former members
and members of the church.
Following are some of the things
which have been accomplished by the
church in the past five years:
In 1923 the total membership of
the church was 516. At present it is
719, an increase of 203. The total
amount of money raised by the
church for all purposes during the
"past five years was $89,055.54.
In 1923 a parsonage was erected
at a cost of $12,000, all of which has
The Alexander Memorial Building,
one of the most beautiful and com
plete Sunday School buildings in the
State, was completed at a cost of
more than $60,000. This building
was made possible through the gen-
erous help of Mrs. J. F. Alexander
and the business associates of her
lamented husband, together with the
aid of members and friends.
The Sunday School has also made
progress in the past five years, both
in enrollment and in attendane. It
is organized into eight regular de
partments, manned by seventy effi-
cienj teachers and officers, the ma- j
jority of whom bear the diploma of
the Sunday School Board.
The Woman's Missionary Society
has been departmentized into six
circles with more than one hundred
members. During the past five years
the women have raised for their var
ious enterprises a total of $6,477.91.
The various young peoples organ
izations have also enjoyed a steady
growth. The one B. Y. P. U. of five
year's ago has grown to four. The
Young Women's Auxiliary maintains
a vigorous work. The girls' auxiliary
and Sunbeams are active and thriv
The board of deacons has been in
creased from seven to fifteen mem'
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
MRS. C. M. YOUNG
AT LOVELY TEA
Farewell Tea in Honor of Mrs.
Clarence Young Given by
Mrs. M. H. Hewitt
One of the prettiest social affairs
of the season was a farewell tea giv
en on Monday afternoon from four
to six o'clock by Mrs. M. H. Hewitt
and Miss Sudie Young in honor of
Mrs. Clarence Young, who is leaving ..
this week for Portland, Oregon,
where she and Mr. Young and daugh
ter will make their future home. The
lovely home of Mrs. Hewitt was a
perfect bower of Dorothy Perkir.3
roses. Handsome silver and cut glass
vases and baskets of roses were
beautifully arranged throughout the
home, porches and the lawn. The
guests were greeted, on the lawn by
Mesdames E. O. Thomas and C. E.
Alcock, who directed them to thQ re
gister presided over by Miss Margar
et Bostic, who in turn directed them
to the pergola, where punch was "
served by Misses Francis Young,, of
Auburn, Ala., and Margaret Moore.
The pergola was very artistic with
white and pink Dorothy Perkins *
roses trailing over the front and sides, »
the table with a handsome batten
burg cover and cut glass punch
bowl surrounded by pink and white
roses. The guests were greeted at the
side porch entrance by 'Mrs. J. H.
Thomas and Miss Nell Young. Mrs.
R. W. Minish received at the en
trance to music room introducing
the guests to the receiving line, com
posed of the following who received
with Mrs. Hewitt: Miss Sudie Young,
Mrs. Clarence Young, honor guest,
Misses Bertha and Bunnah Jones,
Mrs. Mary Gray, Miss Elizabeth
Young and Mrs. Claude Young, Au- •
burn, Ala. Mesdames Br B. Doggett,
and Chas. Z. Flack received at en
trance to living room, where they
directed the guests to the north en
trance to dining room, where they
were greeted by Mrs. R. R. Blanton.
The dining room was especially
beautiful, a handsome 'lrish lace cov
er was used on the table, which held
a lovely cut glass bown filled with
pink Dorothy Perkins roses fprming
the center piece, the room lighted by
silver candle holders with pink tap
ers tied with dainty bows of pink
tulle, shed a soft glow over the en
tire assemblage and the
young ladies who served wore beau
tiful evening dresses in pastel shades,
indeed gave one the impression of a
lovely rose garden. The color scheme
of pink and white was carried
throughout. Brick cream, individual
cakes and pink and white mints were
served. Those serving were Misses
Marie Huntley, Dorothy Bostic, Ruth
Doggett and Miary Crowell. Mrs.
Grover C. King received at the south
entrance to the dining room, she dir
ecting the guests to the living room,
where Misses Mayme Martin and
Margaret Ware bade them good-bye.
Mrs. Hague Padgett gave several de
lightful piano selections during the
afternoon. One hundred and thirty
five guests called during the after
ATTEND DISTRICT MEETING
OF MISSIONARY SOCIETY
The following ladies from Forest
City attended the Marion district
meeting of the Woman's Missionary
Society of the Methodist church in .
Marion Tuesday: Mesdames J. F. Al
exander, R. W. Sholar, Bert Moore,
M. W. Harris, J. G. Morris, J. T.
Gilbert, G. P. Reid, J. S. Rudisill, G.
C. McDaniel, Misses Nell and Sudie
Young and Mayme Martin.
Little Margaret Harrill entertained
twenty of her little friends on Satur
! day afternoon from three to five
i o'clock celebrating her twelfth birth
r day. Many delightful games were
• played, after which an ice course was
served by Mrs. Rainey HamU and
- Miss Eunice Thompson. The little
. friends went away wishing Margare
many happy returns of the day.