VOL. X—No. 43.
BAPTIST REVIVAL, ENTERING
SECOND WEEK, MEETING
WITH SPLENDID SUCCESS
Dr. L. R. Scarborough Bringing Wonderful Mes
sages to Large Audiences Morning
The county-wide evangelistic cam
paign being held in Forest City will
come to a close next Sunday night.
The meeting began July 22nd with
Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of the First
Baptist church of Shelby, in charge.
Dr. Wall conducted the meeting for
the first four days, being relieved
last Thursday morning by Dr. L. R.
Scarborough, President of the South
western Baptist Theological Semi
nary, of Fort Worth, Texas, who at
the morning service spoke for the
first time in a Rutherford county
Dr. Scarborough is a speaker of
exceptional ability and power and
has been bringing many great mes
sages to his large congregations since
coming to Forest City. In speaking of
•' his coming last Wednesday night, Dr.
Wall classed him as one of the
South's outstanding evangelists and
stated that he had preached in more
churches in the South than any other
minister or evangelist.
Services are being held each morn
ing from 9 to 10 o'clock. A large
number of stores are closing during
this hour in order to allow their
clerks to attend these services. As
many as can possibly do so are -urged
to attend the morning services.
The services in the evening begin
at 7:30. The song service which is be
ing conducted by Prof. I. E. Rey
nolds, teacher of music in the South
western Seminary of Fort Worth,
Texas, lasts for about thirty minutes
after which the evangelist brings the
message of the evening.
On last Thursdav morning Dr.
Scarborough took cffiPge of the evan
gelistic campaign and before a large
congregation, preached his first
On account of the rain which fell
in the afternoon making it too
to meet in the tabernacle, the eve
ning services were held in the church,
and in spite of the inclement weather
the church was almost filled to ca
pacity. Dr. Scarborough brought a
powerful message on our obligation
to others. He stressed the need of
speaking to others about salvation,
saying that everyone has certain ob
ligations to their fellowmen to meet
and that everybody is responsible
for someone else' salvatim. He then
urged everyone to speak to their bus
iness associates and those in their
homes, saying, "If everyone would
do this we would have a great re
vival in Forest City." He closed his
sermon by saying, "Go after those
who are lost and bring them to
Dr. Scarborough took as nis text
for the morning service last Friday
Psalm 126: verses 5 and 6: "They
that sow in tears, shall reap in joy,
and "He that goes forth and weep
eth, blaring precious seed, shall
doubtless come again with rejoicing
bringing his sheaves with him.
Rev. R. C. Campbell, of Hickory,
a former Rutherford County boy,
was present and led the invocation at
the evening service. After the offer
tory, the Spindale Quartet, rendered
two selections. Dr. Scarborough
preached a great sermon on the sav
' ing of lost souls through the faith
of others. At the beginning of his
message he read several verses from
the second chapter of. St. Mark,
wherein four men carried one sick
of the palsy to Christ to be cured,
taking the sth verse as his text.
"When Jesus saw their faith, he
said unto the sick of the palsy, Son,
thy sins be forgiven thee." Dr. Scar
borough then said that paralysis and
leprosy were used in New Testament
time to tell the condition of the soul
and that this man was saved through
the faith of these four men. He then
urged the ones who believed in the
Lord Jesus Christ to bring the lost
to know Him. He closed his sermon
by saying, "What a good time we
would have if you men of faith,
FOREST CITY COURIER
would bring all the unsaved men to
Christ and tiien send them home to
their wives as saved men."
On Saturday morning, Dr. Scar
borough preached an inspiring serm
on on "The Three Promises." He
took as his text Isaiah 28: 6, Isaiah
30: 15 and Jeremiah 33: 3.
"The Record* in the Book of Life
Speaking before a large congrega-;
tion in the open air tabernacle Sat- ,
urday evening, Dr. Scarborough;
brought a great message on the rec
ord kept in the book of life. He used
as his text Psalm 87: 6: The Lord
shall count, when he writeth up the
people, that his man was born there.
Selah." He said during his sermon
that God is writing down the things
we do, think and say. He then named
four things he wanted put down in
[the book of life by his name. First, |
| saved. Second, an obedient child of,
God. Third, a faithful child of God. ,
He then said in part that what we ,
need is more men and women who '
are faithful. Fourth, a soul winner, j
Dr. Scarborough then asked • how
many were winning lost souls to
Christ and followed this by saying,;
"Let it be written down in the Book j
of Life that you are a winner of ;
men." After naming the four things
ihe wanted put by his name in the
j records kept in Dr. Scar
borough asked, "What kind of a life
are you living? Are you living a soul
,winning life? What kind of a record
! will be put down by your name Up
There?" He closed his sermon by
i saying, "Let us look after our record
| down here for we will have to meet
'it Up There."
Sunday School Heard Dr.
> Each department of the Sunday
: School held a brief opening exercise
i Sunday morning, and after each class
' had made their report, the pupils
i were reassembled in the church audi
jtorium, where Dr. Scarborough talked
'to the Sunday School for about forty
This was followed by the regular i
morning church service, at which
1 time Dr. Scarborough preached a
powerful sermon on "Levers of Pow
• One of the largest crowds of the
! entire meeting was present Sunday
'night to hear Dr. Scarborough, who j
'used as his subject: "Prepare to Meet,
'.Thy God." He used as his text Amos
4: 12: "Therefore thus will I do unto
thee, 0 Israel: and because I will do (
this unto thee, prepare to meet thy
God, O Israel." Dr. Scarborough,
.preached a great sermon on preparing
to meet God, saying to prepare God's
way by giving your life and heart
to the Lord Jesus Christ and by doing
• Monday's Services
1 On Monday morning Dr. Scarbor
ough preached on the two great
i sermons of Christ, which were the .
i sermon on the Mount and the serm
on in the Valley. His talk for the .
morning was on the 14th chapter of ,
John, his subject being: "What Wei
Do When Trouble Comes is a Test i
of Our Character and Christianity." ,
Speaking before a rather large au
dience, who braved the steady down
pour of rain to hear him Monday
night, Dr. Scarborough preached an
inspiring sermon on "The Enduring
Power of the Holy Spirit." He stated ,
in his sermon that the people of this
age had God's Power to do good the .
j same as they did in Biblical times.
They have the power to teach, win, I
save, pray, sing, etc. He told of sev-,
eral incidents where this power was
proven. He took as the text St. Luke j
11:13: "If ye then, being evil, know J
how to give good gifts unto your ;
children: how much more shall your j
Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit,
to them that ask him?" j
On Tuesday morning Dr. Scar
borough brought a great message on
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1928
i 4iiil Jilvi till i'l :
REV. W. C. LYNCH
Rev. W. C. Lynch, Field Worker
for the Sandy Run Association, who
is taking an active part in the county
wide evangelistic meeting being held
in Forest City.
TWO ARE INJURED
WHEN CAR HITS
Horse Killed and Buggy De
molished in Cross Roads
Wreck Near Ellenboro
Ellenboro, July 31.—Injured when
the buggy in which they were riding
was struck by an automobile driven
by Victor Price, of Ellenboro, Mrs.
Maggie McSwain and her sister-in
law, Miss Effie McSwain, of near
here, Monday were in a Shelby hos
pital, said to be in a serious condi
tion. Price was jailed until the extent
of the women's injuries could be de
I The horse was killed and the bug
gy demolished, when the car struck
them at the cross road near Beaver
dam church, a few miles from here.
The accident occurred Sunday
morning. The women were on their
way to church and were coming out
of the side road when struck by the
car, which was traveling along High
way No. 20.
HON. CLYDE R. HOEY
| ~ TO SPEAK AT COURTHOUSE
! Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, silver-tongu
ed orator of Shelby, will speak at the
Rutherford county courthouse, Mon
day evening, August 6, at 8 p. m.
' Mr. Hoey is assured of a large
crowd to hear him on the political
issues of the day.
' County Chairman Ridings urges
that all Democrats, and others, come
out to greet Mr. Hoey Monday eve
i _ -
Friends here have received cards
from Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Weathers
who are touring Canada, telling of a
great trip and that they are well and
enjoying the trip to the fullest.
the 9th chapter of Romans.
! Dr. R. J. Bateman, pastor of the
J First Baptist church of Asheville
was present at the evening services
and led the offertory prayer. Dr.
Scarborough's subject for this serv
ice, which was held in the open air
tabernacle, was, "The Miraculous
Power of God in the Salvation * of
|Men." Dr. Scarborough brought a
great message on salvation,
i ,Just before the close of the service
Dr. Scarborough asked those who had
some one they wished to pray for to
arise. A great number stood up.
i They were then requested to adjpurn
to the church auditorium, after the
■ benediction, where a prayer service
j would be held. At the beginning of
this service Dr. Scarborough asked
those present to tell who they wanted
to pray for. Some said sons, others
said fathers, husbands, sisters, broth
i ers, friends, etc. Dr. Scarborough
then led in prayer, and was follow
ed' by a chain of prayer by a large
number of those present.
FOREST CITY OIL
MILL NOW MEMBER
OF STEVENS CHAIN
John T. Stevens Buys Control
ling Interest. J. W. Matheny
to Remain as Local
The Forest City Oil Mill Company
has been purchased by the John T.
Stevens Company, of Kershaw, S. C.,
and is now one of the members of
the Stevens oil mill chain, which op
erates plants over a number of the
Southern States, according to Mr.
J. W. Matheny, local manager. The
change became effective Wednesday
Mr. John T. Stevens, manager of
the Stevens chain, has been very
successful in the operation of a chain
of oil mills, and as a consequence
has controlling interest in a large
number of Southern plants.
Mr. J. W. Matheny, who has been
,manager of the local plant for some
time, will be one of the principal
stockholders of the new organization
and will remain in the capacity of
, Mr. Matheny states that the cotton
gin will be renovated and new ma
chinery installed. New machinery
Iwill also be placed in the oil mill and
new improvements added to take care
of the anticipated increase in busi
' The local plant expects to benefit
very much from becoming a member
of the Stevens chain. Products can be
marketed cheaper and more conven
ient, while supplies can be bought
in quantities and at a saving.
REV. J. P. HORNBUCKLE
FAINTS IN HIS PULPIT.
Gastonia, July 30 —Three minutes
after he had commenced the de
livery of what promised to be a ring
ing anti-Smith sermon at the Meth
odist church in Bessemer City, near
here last night, the pastor, Rev. J. P.
Hornbuckle, collapsed in the pulpit
and had to be carried from the audi
torium to his home near by.
| Reports today from Bessemer
City are to the effect that Rev.
Hornbuckle is better and was able
to go out for a drive,
i According to reports obtained
from some of those present at the
service it is supposed that the minis
ter was overcome by the heat and the
nervous stress caused by the sermon
which he planned to preach. Several
members of the congregation, it is
said, including at least one promi
nent politician, a Smith supporter,
left the church as soon as the minis
ter began his sermon.
' Taking as his text a verse from
the first Psalm, "Blessed is the man
; who walketh not in the counsels of
the ungodly," the minister referred
to an address made a few days ago
by a prominent state politician, also
a member of the Methodist church,
which has been widely published and
'quoted." He quoted extracts from
that address, referred to the bishops
of the Southern Methodist church
and criticising them for taking part
in politics. Apparently he was on the
verge of launching into strong attack
on Smith and his forces when he
fainted and fell in the pulpit.
I The Rev. Mr. Hornbuckle was
formerly paster in this county, where
he is widely known.
"WAYSIDE GANG DOPE"
Owing to the absence of some
members of our Gang who are va
cationing, we think best to postpone
meeting from August 14, which is the
regular meeting date to August 21.
Some have expressed themselves as
favorable to a feed at our next meet
ing, and personally, we believe this is
a fine suggestion ag~it will stimulate
interest ever so much. Won't you let
us know by telephone, post card or
personal call at the office just what
you think of this. The meal can be
arranged with Mr. C. C. Blanton in
his new dining hall, a beautiful place
to eat, for seventy-five cents per
plate. We can hold our meeting there
also. It will be very necessary to
know how many favor the meal so
as to let Mr. Blanton know how many
plates to build. C'm on Gang, let's
eat. Phone 125.
SIX HUNDRED ARE
KILLED BY AUTOS
IN ONE YEAR
Raleigh, N. C., July 31.
Automobiles during the past
state fiscal year took a toll of
600 killed and 4,308 injured on
the highways of North Caro
lina. These figures are contain
ed in the annual report of the
automotive vehicle bureau of
the State Department of Rev
enue issued this week. The re
port adds "That despite the
state laws requiring that au
tomobile accidents be reported
to the automotive bureau and
convictions for traffic offenses
to the State Highway Commis
sion undoubtedly many acci
dents and convictions never are
reported.". The report shows
that there were 3,436 accidents
during the year.
MONDAY IN AUGUST
Judge Michael Schenck, of
Hendersonville, Will Pre
side Over Civil Term
Rutherfordton, July 31. —The sum
mer term of superior court for trial
of civil cases will convene here Mon
day, August 27, and will be in session
about two weeks. Judge Michael
Schenck, of Asheville, will preside.
The following men have been drawn
for jury service for this term of
Jurors—August Term, 1928
Roy Logan, W. T. McSwain, G. D.
Dalton, I. S. Williams, W. A. Baber,
E. G. Abernethy, T. L. Blanton, J. B.
Melton, E. B. Spurlin, Jim H. Bur
gess, H. S. Taylor, J. D. Link, W. C.
Randall, J. A. Oliver, G. W. McDan
iel, Forest Hamrick, R. L. Pruett, L.
M. Griffin, J. W. Krause, Sam Man
ning, L. N. Daniel, L. T. Rollins, J.
M. Knight, Paul Tate.
S. L. Thompson, John A. Miller, B.
W. Harrison, J. A. Honeycutt, A. L.
Henson, R. B. Watkins, J. Hulon Hill,
Claud Elmore, C. Lee Biggerstaff, R.
L. Jobe, Walter Wilson, W. L. Long,
G. G. Huntley, M. Z. Wright, Frank
Doggett, Creed Fortune, F. D. Koon,
R. L. Wells.
Rutherfordton, July 31. —The Fred
Williams Post, American Legion, is
sponsoring a play, "Mile a Minute,,'
which will be given at the Ruther
fordton elementary school Friday
evening beginning at 8:15.
FAIR OCTOBER 2, 3, 4, 5.
The Rutherford County Fair
Association announces that the
fair dates for this year are Oc
tober 2, 3, 4, and sth. The
Fair will open on Tuesday and
continue through Friday. The
association is putting forth ev
ery effort to make this year's
fair the biggest and best yet
held. A number of first-class
free acts have been contracted
for and this feature is expected
to be the best ever given on the
fair ground. Excellent- midway
attractions have also been se
The Forest City Courier job
printing department is now
printing the annual fair cata
logues and will have them ready
for distribution at an early
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
BY FATHER ENDS -
LIFE OF YOUTH
Martin Davis, of Henrietta,
Kills Son Following Quar
rel at Home Sunday
Henrietta, July 31.—Leland Davis,
aged 22, is dead and his father, Mar
tin Davis, aged 50, charged with kill
ing the boy, is being held in jail in
Rutherfordton without bond. The
fatal brawl is said to have resulted
when the youth was denied the use
of the family car in which he had
planned to drive to his sweetheart's
home Sunday afternoon.
The boy was shot and instantly
killed at the Davis home near Hen
rietta, early Sunday night. The elder
, Davis claimed that his son had threat
ened him, and was advancing on him
with a chair. He shot in self-defense,
he said Monday. The youth's mother
is said to have denied that her son
had picked up the chair when he was
The father will be given a prelim
inary hearing before Recorder John
:P. Bean sometime this week.
The quarrel occurred early in the
afternoon, it was said. Later, at
Forest City when the boy got out of
the car, in which his parents were
1 1 also passangers, he is said to have
, slammed the car door so violently as
!to have broken the glass out of the
, windows of the coupe.
| When he returned to his home in
the early evening, according to his
mother, she entreated him to go to
his brother's home nearby, and avoid
continuing the quarrel. The father
I states that he left the house and went J
into the yard, where the son follow
ed him with a chair, threatening him
i and cursing, and that he shot him
[ once with a revolver, in self-defense.
The bullet took effect in the head,
[ killing him almost instantly. The
I youth's mother denied tiat he had a
chair in his hands when he was shot.
! The shooting was said to have
been witnessed by the boy's mother
and a sister. Martin Davis was ar
rested early Sunday evening by Sher
iff Hardin and Officer James Rob
inson. —— - 11 j T
Funeral services for Leland Davis,
aged 22, was held at Mt. Pleasant
Baptist church Monday afternoon at
t l o'clock. Rev. C. C. Matheny, pas
tor of the deceased, had charge of
jthe service. Interment took place in
Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
' One of the largest crowds to ever
assemble at Mt. Pleasant for a fun
eral were present Monday afternoon.
iThe church was filled to capacity,
.while many present could not gain
I Leland was a faithful member of
the Baptist church and was active in
B. Y. P. U. and church work. He
had been a member of the church
eleven years. He' had a large number
of friends throughout the county and
jwas immensely popular with the
i His untimely death was deplorable
and cast a pall of gloom over the
lower part of the county, where he
was best known.
He is survived by his parents and
nine brothers and sisters.
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eral days with signs placed in
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