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YOUNG COUPLE TO
WED IN AUGUST
Engagement of Miss Alma Put
nam to Rev. W. C. Lynch
Announced at Party
The monthly meeting of the Y. W.
A. of the First Baptist church met at
the home of Miss Alma Putnam Tues
day evening with Mrs. Roswell Hill
as joint hostess. •
A well prepared program was giv
en on Japan, by the following young
ladies: scripture lesson, Miss Margar
et Young; Beautiful Japan, Miss An
nie Sue Harris; The women of Japan,
Miss Ruby Moore; solo, 'How Sweet
is His Love', Miss Ruth Meares; Our
Duty to the Japanese in the United
States, Miss Eva Holleman.
At the close of the program the
hostess served a delectable salad
course and on each plate was a card
with a miniature wedding bell at
tached, on which was the announce
ment of the engagement of Miss Al
ma Putnam to Rev. W. C. Lynch, of
Forest City, the marriage to take
place in August.
The Putnam home was artistically
decorated in summer flowers making
a pleasing setting for a bevy of
In addition to the members, the
following guests were present, Mrs.
Ferris McManus, of Columbia, S. C.,
Mrs. Tom Vernon, of Auburn, Ala.;
and Miss Dorothy Lindley, Anderson,
S. C.; Miss Blanche Waters, Atlanta,
MR. B. R. HOPPER, OF
Sudden Illness Monday Morn
ing Claims Well-Known
Ellenboro, July 10. —Mr. Baylus
Russell Hopper, aged 55 years, died
suddenly at the home of his sister,
Mrs. A. B. Jones in Ellenboro, Mon
day morning about 8 o'clock. He
seemed to be in his usual good health
when he retired Sunday night. He
was taken sick about 5 a. m. and a
doctor was summoned, but he died
within a few minutes. He was born
near Summerville, Tenn., in the year
1873. He was one of a family of five
children, three living, Mrs. A. B.
Jones, of Ellenboro, Ceyton Hopper
of Kings Mountain, and Furman Hop
per, of Cleveland county. He was
the oldest living child.
He was married to Miss Sarah
Jane Chapman, December 28th 1891.
She died January 23rd. His mother
died December 13, 1927. Mr. A. B.
Jones his brother-in-law died within
a few days of his wife, Mrs. Hopper,
being three deaths in the family the
same year. He was a conscientious
Christian gentleman of the Baptist
faith. Mr. Hopper was widely known
in the county and was recognized as
a man of the most steadfast charac
ter by his many friends. He lived
near Oak Grove church for twenty
two years and was much beloved by
the people in general. He rendered
unusual and unselfish service to his
friends and neighbors. The funeral
and burial was conducted from High
Shoal Baptist church Tuesday morn
ing, July 10th. The services were in
charge of Rev. Z. A. Harrill, assist
ed by Rev. N. M. Washburn.
FIRST COTTON BLOOM
The Courier is in receipt of a cot
ton bloom, sent in by Mr. Ed Harrill,
of Forest City, R-2, which he found
in his field Tuesday, July 10. This
bloom is among the first in the state.
Cleveland county reported one the
early part of this week. Continued
bad weather has held the cotton crop
back several weeks, as it is not unus
ual to see a large number of blooms
by July 4th.
Rev. M. F. Moores is attending the
pastor's conference at Asheville
school this week.
FOREST CITY COURIER
COMING JULY 18
Mr. C. H. Brannon, exten
sion etymologist of the State
College, Raleigh, will be at
county agent F. E. Patton's of
fice Wednesday July 18, at 10
o'clock and will discuss insects
peculiar to field and orchard
crops. All farmers interested in
this are urged to attend. A
meeting will also be held on the
farm of Mr. Arthur Grose, For
est City, R-3, near Pleasant
Grove church, at two o'clock in
the afternoon, at which time
Dr. Brannon will again discuss
ways and means of destroying
MEETS IN NEW
Elegantly Equipped Quarters
in Blanton's Cafe Scene of
Looking back upon the accomplish
ments of the first six months of the
new Kiwanis year, and the numer
ous activities in behalf of Forest
City and the county at large, the
local Kiwanis Club can indeed feel
humbly and justly proud of its pres
ent standing in the Carolinas District.
Not content, however, with the splen
did record of the past, the second
six months of the year have been
ushered in with a whoop and bang,
the first meeting of the new period
as sponsor to the most unique and
original joint meeting ever held in
the district at Lake Lure, July 4.
The grand climax, however, was re
served for Monday night of this
week, when almost the entire mem
bership proudly escorted their wives,
sweethearts and lady friends to the
magnificent new banquet hall just
completed by Cowan Blanton, Forest
City's popular caterer. The hall,
above Mr. Blanton's cafe, is a marv
el of beauty and distinctiveness with
beautifully tinted and harmoniously
blended colors of all the decorations,
fixtures and furniture. Delightfully
cool with dozens of electric fans amid
the soft glow of shaded lights, La
dies night in the new quarters was
voted a decided success. The program
was in charge of "Winny" Brown,
who was ably assisted in its success
by Virginia and Howard Magness,
Mrs. Dick Minish, Howard Doggett
and R. C. Alexander. Among the out
of-town guests present were Dr.
Lovelace, of Georgia and Alabama,
and Miss Merle Davis, of Sunshine.
Mr. Blanton is to be congratulated
on his new convention and banquet
hall, a decided asset to Forest City.
(Specal to The Courier)
Henrietta, July 10. —Miss Lettie
High of Durham is visiting her sister
Mrs. Robert Neal.
Mr. W. M. Lovelace, principal of
the Henrietta-Caroleen high school
is attending summer school at Ashe
Misses Pearl Gillespie, Ola and
Sarah Wilkins and Mrs. Goforth are
attending summer school at Lenoir-
Rhyne college at Hickory.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mahaffee are
spending a few weeks with Mrs. Ma
haffee's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Dandridge, at Walterboro, S. C.
Rev. and Mrs. F. H. Price left Mon
day for a week's visit to friends at
Lenoir. While away Mr. Price
will attend the Statesville district
conference at Taylorsville.
Mrs. J. F. Whisnant returned last
week from the Mary Black hospital
at Spartanburg where she under
went an operation for appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Fortune and
little daughter, Rachel, visited Dr.
and Mrs. J. F. Whisnant Sunday af
Mrs. O. J. Mooneyham entertained
the Woman's Missionary society Mon-
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1928
Mr. G. D. Dalton and Miss
Elma Bradford United in
An event of much interest to their
many friends throughout the Caro
linas was the wedding, Wednesday,
July the eleventh, at high noon, of
Miss Elma Bradford, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Bradford of
Fort Mill, S. C., and Mr. George
Dewey Dalton, of Forest City.
The wedding took place in the
First Presbyterian church of Char
lotte, North Cyolina. The impressive
ring ceremony was performed by Dr.
Albert Sidney Johnson, pastor of
the church. Only a few relatives and
close friends were in attendance.
The bride was attired in a charm
ing new fall costume of rose beige
satin and russet chiffon velvet carry
ing out the color tone of beige and
russet in all her accessories. She
wore a shoulder corsage of sunset
roses and valley lilies.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Dalton left for a wedding trip to
Washington, Baltimore, Atlantic City
and northern points of interest. Af
ter August the first they will be
at home in their new residence in
Mrs. Dalton received her education
in the county school of Fort Mill, S.
C., and is a graduate of Winthrop
College. Since graduating from Win
throp she has taught with success in
both North and South Carolina,
teaching the past two years in Forest
Mr. Dalton is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Dalton, of Forest City. He
is one of the most widely known and
progressive young business men of
Western North Carolina and has a
host of friends both in this and other
section of the state who will read
of the wedding with great interest.
Mr. Dalton is connected with Dal
ton Bros., Store, of this place.
Miss Jennie Russell Field, Epis
copal Community Worker,
Claimed by Death
Bat Cave, July 10. —Funertd serv
ices for Miss Jennie Russell Field,
of Bat Cave, who died Sunday, were
held at St. Paul's Episcopal church,
Edneyville, Henderson county, Mon
day afternoon, with Bishop Horner,
of Asheville, in charge of the serv
ice. Rev. H. Cary Elwes, of Bat
Cave, assisted Bishop Horner.
A community worker for the Epis
copal church, Miss Field, who was
59 years old, had been working at
Bat Cave as community nurse for
the past seven years. She was a na
tive of Hartford, Conn.
Miss Myrle McDaniel and Mr.
Hoyle Callahan spent Sunday in
Charlotte with Miss Dana McDaniel,
who was operated on for appendicitis
last week. Friends are delighted to
know that she is improving rapidly.
day afternoon, July 9. After an in
teresting program was given,
Mooneyham assisted by Mrs. S. J.
Asbury served a delicious salad
course and tea.
Mr. and Mrs. N. J. James and fam
ily spent last week with relatives
near Jonesville, S. C.
Mrs. S. J. Asbury was hostess to
the book club Tuesday afternoon.
Vacation Bible school opened at
the Baptist church Monday morning
with 107 enrolled the first day. Miss
es Ruth McAbee and Minnie Mc-
Ginnis have charge of the beginners.
Miss Mildred Hamrick, Georgia De-
Brule and Mrs. Walter Mahaffee
have charge of the primary depart
ment. Misses Frances Reynolds, Eun
ice Lord and Willie Sue Mooney have
the Juniors and Rev. R. N. Childress
has the larger boys.
LOCAL FIRMS TO
Sixty - Thousand Beautifully
Lithographed Letter Head
Stationery Purchased by
The Forest City Courier has just
received sixty thousand sheets of
beautifully lithographed letter head
stationery which has been sold to
progressive business firms of Forest
City. These sheets are being over
printed by The Courier for the firms
who purchased them. The back of
each sheet has ten beautifully color
ed lithographed pictures which in
clude Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, two
views of Forest City business district,
The Alexander and Florence Mills,
Farmers Bank, Cool Springs high
school building, First Baptist church
and a view in the residential sec
The back of these letter sheets al
so carry a description of Foi'est
City, its location, population, clim
ate, industries, its newspaper The
Courier, power and agriculture. The
top of the sheet carries the wording:
"Forest City, one of the ten best
planned cities in the U. S. A." etc.
The idea of having Forest City bus
iness letter heads carry an advertise
ment of the town was conceived in
the Kiwanis Club. Messrs. Chas. Z.
Flack and Howard Doggett worked
untiringly to sell them to all the lead
ing firms of the city.
Practically every business house of
note in Forest City has purchased a
supply of these letter heads and
are having their business adver
tisements printed on this stationery,
thereby advertising Forest City to
The Courier has fifteen thousand
extra sheets of this paper which will
be sold to individuals at one cent per
sheet in quantities of not less than
J twenty-five sheets.
MR. CLYDE HAMRICK
DIES IN CROVER
Former Rutherford County
Man Succumbs to Two
Grover, July 11. —Mr. Clyde Ham
rick, aged 42 years, died at his home
here Tuesday morning, after an ill
ness of about two years. Mr. Ham
rick, a native of Rutherford county,
was widely known in both Cleveland
and Rutherford counties.He was born
at the old Hamrick home place be
tween Ellenboro and Caroleen, and
was a son of the late Noah Hamrick.
For twenty-two years he had been
making his home in Grover, where
he was agent for the Southern Rail
way until about a year ago when ill
health forced him to retire. .
He married Miss Maude Ham
bright, of Grover, several years ago.
She and t'hree children, Margaret,
Marian, and Lewis survive. Four
brothers and three sisters survive as
follows: Elijah Hamrick, Ellenboro;
C. T. Hamrick, Southern Railway
agent, Ruth; H. L. Hamrick, Latti
more; Loren L. Hamrick, with New
York Central Railroad, La Porte,
Imi.; Mesdames Sallie Bridges, Clau
dfe" Jtandall, of Ellenboro, and
Blanche Randall, Princt'n, Maryland.
He was an active member of the
Baptist church, joining Bethel Bap
tist church at Ellenboro in boyhood.
Funeral services and burial will
take place at Grover today (Thurs
Messrs. W. S. Moss and Spurgeon
Moss have opened a partnership for
the sales of mules and used cars and
are located in the building on Cher
ry Mountain street. The building has
been remodeled and is well adapted
to their business. The Messrs. Moss
are among Forest City's best business
men, thoroughly familiar with every
detail of their business and will with
out doubt make good in their new en
PROF. WINTERS TO AD
DRESS POULTRY GROWERS
Prof. Winters, of the Ohio
State University will address a
meeting of the Rutherford
County poultry association and
Rutherford County poultry
raisers at the court house in
Rutherfordton Wednesday, Ju
ly 18. Mr. Winters will bring
a vital message to all poultry
raisers, and everyone interested
in poultry raising are urged to
be present at this meeting. Dr.
Winters is one of the out
standing poultry exponents in
the United States and his ad
dress will cover a wide range
of topics on poultry care.
TO BE HELD TODAY
An Eighteen Hole Handicap
Match Will Be Held For
Thetfe will be a golf tournament at
Rutherford Country Club beginning
at 2:30 p. m., Thursday (today) Ju
ly 12. There will be a tournament for
beginners. No one who has ever par
ticipated in a game of golf will be
eligible. Any resident of Rutherford
County who can comply with this
qualification will be eligible for this
There will be no entrance fee and
clubs and balls will be furnished by
members of the club free of charge.
The winner in this tournament will
receive a six months' paid up mem
bership to the Rutherford Country
Club. Second prize will be a three
months' paid up membership in the
Rutherford Country Club.
There will also be held at this time
an eighteen hole tournament for the
members of the Rutherford Country
Club on a handicap basis. The win
ner will receive a nice silver loving
cup. We hope and expect every mem
ber of the club to participate in this
The greens and fairways of the
clubs are in the best condition since
the course was built. This is no doubt
due to some extent to the splendid
rains we have had during the past
few months, but though mainly due
to the untiring effort of our greens
keeper, Mr. Don Melton.
Sin&e the stores all close on Thurs
day afternoon it is expect that many
of the business men will attend this
tournament and have a little whole
some recreation absolutely free. Any
good doctor will tell you that golf
is one of the greatest and best meth
ods for a busy business man to re
ceive exercise and recreation.
Many who do not care to play will
be out on this afternoon to witness
a high class exhibition as well as
watch the dubs line 'em into the
MT PLEASANT NEWS
Forest City, R-l, July 11.—Rev.
M. L. Buchanan filled his regular ap
pointment at Mt. Pleasant church
Saturday and Sunday.
We are sorry to know that Mr. V.
R. Price is sick at this writing. We
hope for him a speedy recovery.
Miss Mlary Greene entertained a
number of her friends with a party
Saturday night. A large crowd was
present and all reported a nice time.
The members of the Philathea In
termediate, Baraca and Jr. Baraca
classes of the Mt. Pleasant Sunday
school, to Pineview Lake
near Lattimore last Wednesday and
enjoyed a picnic supper.
Mr. Walter Crawford and family,
of Shelby, were dinner guests of J.
W. Matheny's last Friday.
Mr. Bulow Earls and wife spent
the week end with Mr. Pink Sum
Those visiting Mr. J. M. Price's
Sunday were Mr. G. A. Davidson and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Jenkins
and Mrs. J. S. Elmore.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fry of Cliffside
spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Forest Davidson.
Mr. P. S. Kennedy and family,
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DR. T.E. BROWN TO
; ADDRESS COUNTY
CLUB JULY 17
Director of State Department
of Vocational Education
to Speak at Spindale
Spindale, July 10.—Dr. T. E.
Brown, Director of the Division of
Vocational Education of the State
Department of Education, Raleigh
will be the principal speaker at the
July meeting of the Rutherford
County Club which will meet at Spin
dale House, here, Tuesday, July 17th
at 1 p. m. Dr. Brown is a noted
speaker and educator and will have
a vital message. Every member is
urged to attend. Two or three im
portant committees will make & re
The ladies of the Spindale Meth
odist church will serve the meal. Be
sure to notify Mrs. J. Y. Yelton,
Spindale, the number of plates you
will want so the proper arrangements
can be made.
CAROLEEN TAKES TWO
GAMES FROM LOCKHART
Caroleen ball club of the Ruther
ford County Textile League, motor
ed to Lockhart, S. C., July 4th and
defeated the fast Lockhart team, in
two games, the score being 9 to 7
in the morning game and 10 to 4 in
the evening game. We also defeated
the Cliff side team Saturday July the
17th, in a fast game, the score being
2 to 1, on the Cliff side ground.
Caroleen will play the Cliffsid,e
team Saturday July 14th at Caro
leen 3:30 o'clock.
REVIVAL JULY 22.
Wall - Scarborough Meeting
Will Be Held For Entire
The Wall-Scarborough revival op
ens at the Baptist church here Sun
day, July 22. Dr. Zeno Wall will do
the preaching during the opening
week and Dr. Scarborough, of the
Baptist Theological Seminary will do
the preaching during the closing
The committee, who has in hand
the building of seats for the meet
ing, will assemble the material on
the church grounds and then call for
volunteers to come and help put up
the seats. The material will be as
sembled during next week and the
call for help 'to do the work will be
extended. Probably Monday and
Tuesday July 16th and 17th will be
designated as the days for putting
up the seats.
Alexander will play the Southern
Power Company's team, of Spartan
burg, here Thursday afternoon at
3:30. On Saturday afternoon Alex
ander-F. C., meets Bessemer City in
the last game of the first half of
the Carolina Textile League.
J. M. PRICE AND SON
Six weeks ago J. M. Price & Son
sold their dry cleaning business in
this city to Mr. G. P. Seagle, of Mar
ion. This week they have taken back
the business, which is being conduct
ed on the same high plane as before.
Mr. 0. T. Price is also now one of
the proprietors of the Ideal Dry
Cleaning Co., at Rutherfordton.
Mrs. Cecil Jarrett of Cherryville, and
Mr. Willie Toms of Georgia spent
Sunday with Mr. J. W. Matheny's.
Mr. Howard Matheny returned to
Charlotte Sunday night after spend
ing a two week's vacation in Georgia,
Alabama and Florida. He was ac
companied by Mr. Willie Toms, who
went to Charlotte to attend Kings
Mrs. T. J. Toms and children vis
ited at Mr. Joe Randall's Sunday af
Mr. J. W. Matheny spent Tuesday
in Asheville on business.