Subscribe for The COURIER —Only SI.OO per year in County VOL. X—No. 40. WIDELY KNOWN 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 young ladies. 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, Ga. MR. B. R. HOPPER, OF ELLENBORO,DEAD Sudden Illness Monday Morn ing Claims Well-Known Ellenboro Citizen 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. 1 Rev. M. F. Moores is attending the pastor's conference at Asheville school this week. FOREST CITY COURIER EXTENSION ETYMOLOGIST 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 insects. KIWANIS CLUB MEETS IN NEW BANQUET HALL Elegantly Equipped Quarters in Blanton's Cafe Scene of Delightful Meeting 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. HENRIETTA NEWS (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 ville. 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 ternoon. 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 PROMINENT COUPLE MARRIED YESTERDAY IN CHARLOTTE Mr. G. D. Dalton and Miss Elma Bradford United in First Presbyterian Church 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 Forest City. 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 City. 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. WELFARE WORKER DIED SUNDAY 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 ADVERTISE TOWN ON LETTERHEADS Sixty - Thousand Beautifully Lithographed Letter Head Stationery Purchased by Business Firms 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 tion. 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 world. 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 Years Illness. 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 day.) NEW PARTNERSHIP 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 terprise. 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. GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR AMATEURS TO BE HELD TODAY An Eighteen Hole Handicap Match Will Be Held For Members 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 dubb tournament. 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 tournament. 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 I traps. 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 mers. 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, 14 PAGES * 84 COLUMNS J SI.OO Per Year in Advance DR. T.E. BROWN TO ; ADDRESS COUNTY CLUB JULY 17 Director of State Department of Vocational Education to Speak at Spindale House 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 port. 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. BAPTISTS BEGIN REVIVAL JULY 22. Wall - Scarborough Meeting Will Be Held For Entire Association 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 weeks. 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. BASEBALL 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 RE-PURCHASE BUSINESS 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 Business College. Mrs. T. J. Toms and children vis ited at Mr. Joe Randall's Sunday af ternoon. . Mr. J. W. Matheny spent Tuesday in Asheville on business.