CONVENTION TO BE
HELD AT BRITTAIN
CHURCH THIS WEEK
VOL. X—No. 44
G.R. GILLESPIE FOR
Rutherford ton Club Hears Ed
itor A. C. Honeycutt of
Rutherfordton, Aug. 7.—At a
splendid meeting of the Rutherford
ton Kiwanis club at the Iso-Thermal
hotel last Thursday night the candi
dacy of Kiwanian G. R. Gillespie, be
ing sponsored by the Forest City
club, for Lieutenant-Governor of the
Carolinas district, was unanimously
Editor A. C. Honeycutt, of the
Stanley News-Herald, former presi
dent of North Carolina Press Associa
tion, delivered a splendid address on
"using the talents we have, and mak
ing the best of them in the interest
of our communities, our fellowmen
and ourselves." The speaker paid
fine tribute to the development of
Forest City, saying, "since the days
when he attended school at Sunshine,
he had always considered' Forest City
as a cross-roads hamlet, and his sur
prise could be imagined when he
found a beautiful, hustling, thriving
city." In fact, said the speaker you
already have one big city from Ruth
erfordton to Alexander."
Several splendid musical and vocal
numbers were rendered by Misses
Nanney and Edwards.
, Large Number Added to
Churches of County Un
der Able Preaching of
The county-wide Baptist revival,
which began in Forest City July 22,
came to a successful close Sunday
night, with a large number of ad
ditions to the churches in the Sandy
Run Association, as well as a few
additions to other denominations.
The ordinance of baptism will be ob
served Sunday night at the close of
the evening services for the con
verts of the First Baptist church.
While it is not definitely known,
it is hoped that Dr. X. R. Scar
borough, who had charge of the serv
ices, will be able to return to this
county next year to hold an evange
listic meeting. When aslced Sunday
night how many would like to see Dr.
Scarborough return next year, the
entire congregation arose, signifying
in that manner how much they would
like to see this noted evangelist con
duct another meeting in Rutherford
At both services, morning and eve
ning, last Sunday, a thank offering
was taken for Dr Scarborough. This
money will be used to pay the tuition
of students in the great Southwest
ern Seminary, of Fort Worth, Texas,
of which Dr. Scarborough is presi
dent. This is indeed a creditable act
on the part of Dr. Scarborough, for
he is not only devoting his time for
the advancement of the Lord's work,
but is also making it possible for
many worthy young men to become
ministers of the gospel.
Spindale will be at the Forest City
ball park this week for two games
Wednesday and Friday. Both games
count in the league. Forest City made
a miserable showing against Marion
Saturday, but several of the regular
players were missing from the line
up and the team looked bad.
When Spindale gets here Wednes
day, we hope to have a much strong
er team than we had on the field last
Saturday against Marion.
With the team we expect to have
from now on, Forest City stands a
good chance to win the second half.
Give the boys a good crowd Wednes
day and Friday.
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY OIL MILL
CHANGES FIRM NAME
The name of the Forest City
Oil Mill has been changed to
Forest City Seed and Fertiliz
er Co., according to Mr. J. W.
Matheny, local manager. Since
changing hands many improve
ments are being made in the
plant. New gins are being in
stalled in the cotton gin, which
are the new Centennial outfit
with boll breakers attached.
This is the latest type of cotton
gin machinery. A fertilizer mix
er is also being installed, and
various fertilizer ingredients
will be mixed and fertilizers
prepared for local use.
I WILL BE HELD ON
; SEPTEMBER 1
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.Members of Flack Clan Will
Gather at Lake Lure In
! The Flack reunion will be held at
Lake Lure near the Bottomless
j Pools on September Ist. At the re
! union last year it was to
. make this the date on which the re
union will be held every year, and
j that any one who is not notified can
,be assured that it will always be
; held on that date every year.
i A committee of the five oldest
i members of the family was appoint
,ed last year to make the necessary
1 arrangements. This committee is com
! posed of Messrs. J. M., J. F., Geo.,
Jason and Millard Flack, and accord
ing to Mr. D. W. Crawford who is
; acting as secretary to this committee,
a large crowd is expected to attend
| this event. Last year there were in
attendance over 200 from five states
; and Mr. Crawford states that since
I that time he has been m touch with
| many more; some of whom are living
j in the middle west, Kentucky, Missis
sippi, Pennsylvania and other states.
He estimates an attendance this year
of 500 or more.
While this is primarily a family re
union, Mr. Crawford states that it is
the desire of the Flaek family that
any of the close friends of the family
will be welcomed at this gathering.
There will be an interesting pro
gram arronged as well as a basket
dinner. All those in attendance who
do not come from any great distance,
of course, are expected to bring a
basket. Mr. Crawford has tieen work
ing on a history of the family and
hopes to have it ready for distribu
tion by that date.
I Rev. Geo. R. Gillespie, who re
turned Tuesday night fronj an ex
tended trio into Virginia and Mary
land, will preach at the Forest City
Presbyterian church Sunday morn
i ing at 11 a. m. and Sunday night
at 8 o'clock.
i Sunday school with classes for all
, ages and sizes meets at 10 o'clock,
i with Dr. G. P. Reid as superintend
ent. The public is most cordially in-
Ivited to all services.
! The theme for the sermon on
; Sunday night will be "Shall the
j American Pulpit be Prostituted by
j Politics or Preserved by Preaching of
the Gospel?" All are cordially irtvit
' STEVENS REVIVAL MEET
ING WITH SUCCESS
! A letter from Rev. Mr. Stevens to
' chairman of Rutherford county com
| mittee states that he will be in For
l est City just as soon as Newton re
ivival closes. "Thing are breaking on
[ every hand here," says Mr. Stevens,
| "and believe the Lord is going to
give us a great blessing. Hard to get
! started, but now large crowds and
! deep interest. People coming from
The time for beginning a meeting
in Forest City is indefinite and may
be postponed until a later date.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1928.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Char
lie Baynard Held at Round
Alexander Mill, Aug. I.—Mrs.
Charlie Baynard, aged 48 years, died
at her home here early Sunday morn
j ing after an extended illness. Fun
; eral services were held Monday
morning at 11 o'clock, at Round Hill
Baptist church, Union MIBs, Rev. C.
C. Matheny in charge. Interment was
in Round Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Baynard is survived by a hus
band, five children, two brothers,
and three sisters. She was a daughter
of the late William Keeter., -of Unign
i Mrs. Baynard was a faithful mem
! ber of the Baptist church. The large
| number of people present attested the
high esteem in which she was held.
The pall bearers were Messrs. J. F.
Hoyle, J. G. Price, C. C. Green, E.
Allison, G. T. Hawkins, and W. C.
Flower girls were Misses Viola
I Bradley, Mamie Lancaster, Sallie
j Jane White, Minnie Bradley, Ruth
Padgett, Emma Dixon, Velma Harris,
and Estelle Price.
BAPTISTS AND METHODISTS
TO CLASH THURSDAY
In what is expected to be one of
the hardest fought games of the
season, the Methodists and the Bap
tists will clash in the final game of
the Little Worlds Series at the high
school park to determine the city
championship for 1928.
Both teams have two wins each
to thi'r credit. The Methodists won
the games, 5 to 3 and 13
to 5, while tiv .Baptists won the last
two games, 9
Mrs. Lula Rose and dsCttfhter Miss
Louise and Betty and M*\ S. Ma.l eny
went to Charlotte Sun%ay to set
little Miss Frances Rose, who under
went an operation at a hospital there
two weeks ago, and we are delighted
to report that she is improving rap
Miss Vena Camp spent the week
end with Miss Frances Haynes in
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—Courtesy Spartanburg Herald.
Miss Elizabeth Logan Gilkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Q.
Gilkey, of Marion, N. C., whose engagement and approaching
marriage to Mr. Hugh Francis Little, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh F. Little, was announced Saturday.
MR. A. F. COBB DIES
NEAR UNION MILLS
Funeral Services Held at
Round Hill Baptist Church
Union Mills, Aug. 7. —Funeral
services for Mr. A. F. Cobb (Bert)
were held at Round Hill Baptist
church Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock with Revs. M. L. Buchanan,
W. B. Craig and J. JVL Green in
charge and interment followed in the
church cemetery. A large crowd at
tended the sad occasion.
Mr. Cobb made his home with his
son, Mr. Ernest Cobb and family on
route one. Sunday between 6 and 7
p. m. they went to Spindale to visit
relatives for the night and asked Mr.
Cobb to go along. He refused, stating
that he would stay at home and hoe
out his young beans Monday morn
ing early while it was cool. He ap
peared in his usual health.
Monday afternoon late Mr. and
| Mrs. Ernest Cobb returned home and
fund Mr. Bert Cobb sitting in a chair
on the porch, dead and cold. Food
was in one hand and in his mouth
and his glasses and hat were on. His
head was leaning to one side of the
chair. It is thought that he decided
to go out on the porch and eat his
supper when he died suddenly. There
was no sign of harm on his body.
Some writing paper was nearby. He ,
probably planned to do some writing.
Mr. Cobb is survived by the fol
lowing children: Chas. and Ernest
Cobb at home, near here; F. F. Cobb, j
Fort Pierce, Fla; Arthur Cobb, Ap-!
pling, Ga.; L. C. Cobb, Chimney
Rock; Mrs. Eugene Lewis, Georgia, j
and Mrs. Gertrude Goforth, Char
f lotte. Mrs. Cobb died several years
ago. Mr. Cobb was about 74 years of
age and was a good citizen. He was
a native of Catawba County but |
made Rutherford his home for many
years. He was a cousin of Miss Be
atrice Cobb and family of Morganton
&.id often visited them.
His death was a shock to the en
tire cor. unity.
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Misses Elane and Geneva Searcy, ,
of near Chimney Rock, are visiting
their sister, Miss Nell Searcy at For
est City this week. '
MOORESBORO BOY SLAYER
RELEASED UNDER BOND
Mooresboro, Aug. B.—Otis
Martin, 11-year-old negro boy
who killed his father, Bill Mart
in Sunday night July 29, be
cause his father was choking
his mother, was released Satur
day after a week in the Shel
by jail. At a preliminary hear
ing before Recorder John P.
Mull, of Shelby, the negro lad,
through his attorney, Clyde R.
Hoey, waived preliminary exam
ination and was bound over to
the next term of Superior court
under a SSOO bond. The bond
was given by W. L. Waters, of
Mooresboro. The boy still main
tains that it was he, and no one
else, who shot his father.
MANY HEAR CLYDE
Court House Packed to Hear
Shelby's Orator Extol Vir
tues of Alfred E. Smith
Rutherfordton, Aug 7. —The larg
est number of people that has ever
assembled in Rutherford county's
new court house attended the opening
of the Democratic campaign to hear
the address of Clyde R. Hoey, of
Shelby, Monday evening. Thirty
minutes before the speaking started
a stream of people were pouring into
the building, and by eight o'clock
every available seat was taken, stand
ing room was occupied and chairs
were placed in aisles. The doors and
windows were filled and many were
turned away for lack of room to
stand or sit.
Practically every parking space in
town was occupied by cars, and the
larige crowd gave Rutherfordton a
of some holiday being
Spartanburg, McDowell, Po Ik,
Henderson and Cleveland counties
all sent large delegations, while
many other sections of the country
were represented. More than 1,000
people heard the Shelby orator,
while several hundred turned away
for lack of room. A large number of
ladies were present
County chairman of the Demo
cratic executive committee, C. .0.
Ridings, introduced Mr. Hoey as an
honest , upright and conscientious
man who had been working for the
Democratic party and the ( uplift of
! North Carolina for more than 30
Mr. Hoey made a plea for party
! harmony and party loyalty. He dis
| cussed state and national issues
j briefly and closed with a plea for all
I Democrats to support the national
ticket. He was applauded time and
again, when he stated that he was
for A 1 Smith and Robinson without
apology or excuse, and declared
Smith to be worthy in every respect
of the loyal and whole hearted sup
port of Southern Democracy.
"He discussed to the apparent sat
isfaction of many, the three major
objections that some have raised
against Smith, Tammany, Prohibi- '
tion and Religion.
It is thought by those in close
touch with local politics that Hoey
made many converts for the Nation
al Democratic ticket. His speech was
convincing and instructive.
Mr. C. O. Ridings, chairman of the ;
Democratic executive committee, de
serves much credit for his untiring
effort in behalf of the party, and for
getting out the large number of
voters that were present.
Mrs. Abe Glickman, who has been
studying music at N. C. C.W. Greens
boro, visited in Forest City Sunday.j
She was accompanied by Miss Julia ;
Johnson, of the faculty and Misses J
Nell Edwards and Rita Hannon, of ,
Youngstown, 0., who are «lso stu-;
dents at N. C. C. W. Mrs. Glickman i
will attend the Cincinnati Conserva
tory of Music this fall and winter.
She has shown remarkable talent in
singing and is cultivating her voice
under the best tutelage.
OF COUNTY MEET
THIS WEEK END
County Sunday School Conven
tion to Meet at Brittain
Saturday and Sunday
The Rutherford County Sunday
School Convention will be held at his
toric Brittain Presbyterian church,
located nine miles northeast of Ruth
erfordton, on next Saturday and Sun
day. This convention will be held un
der the auspices of the North Caro
j lina Sunday School Association, co
| operating with the Rutherford Coun
ty Sunday School Association.
Four sessions will be held, as fol
lows: Saturday evening, Sunday
morning, Sunday afternoon and Sun
day night. Among the speakers on
program will be Miss Flora Davis, act
ing general superintendent of the
North Carolina Sunday School As
sociation; Miss Myra Batchelder,
Spartanburg; and local pastors and
| Sunday school workers. Misses Davis
■ and Batchelder will be on program
! at eaoh session.
The Sunday school convention is
'an interdenominational organization,
Mr. Chas. Crowell went to Lincoln
jton last Thursday for an operation.
; Friends will be delighted to know that
'he is getting along nicely.
! MISS MARY SMITH
;i MARRIED SATURDAY
Southern Railway Depot Agent
Weds Popular Landrum,
S. C. Girl
A wedding of interest to a wide
circle of friends, and one which came
las a surprise to many, was that of
Miss Mary Smith, of. Landrum, S. C.
to Mr. Paul A. Moore. The wedding
took place in Asheville Saturday,
i Mrs. Moore i s the attractive
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
! Smith, of Landrum, S. C. She is well
known here where she has frequently
I Mr. Moore is the son. of the late L.
A. Moore. He has been employed by
the Southern Railway for a number
of years and has been the station
agent at Spindale during the past six
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Moore left for a week's"
wedding trip. On their return they
,will make their home in Forest City.
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HARRILL & KING'S SALE
DRAWS LARGE CROWD
The auction sale of the T. C. Mc-
Brayer estate, by Harrill & King, last
Saturday, drew one of the largest
crowds seen at an auction sale in
this county in many years. It is esti
mated that over 3,000 were present
when the auctioneer mounted the
The 378 acres of the Mcßrayer
estate at Frog Level was subdivided
into small farms, all of which, it is
i reported to The Courier, were sold
at good prices. This successful sale,
held in what some are prone to call
dull times, certainly dispels the pes
simistic idea of those who do not be
lieve in the stability of business or
permanence of "land values in this
| county. Land values may not be at
;the peak of "boom times," but are
more stabilized, and those who should
know the real value of Rutherford
county farm lands do not hesitate to
buy at the prevailing prices. They
know the county has a bright future
and that farm values will increase
right along with other property.
Harrill & King are to be congrat
! ulated upon their successful sale,
i They ai*e experienced real estate
' men, know values, and when they
| conduct a sale the public knows that
! real values are going to be offered,
i The handsome new Ford car, given
away at the sale, went to Archie
Atchley, a young man of the West
minster section. Valuable cash prizes
were also given and a band concert
SI.OO Per Year in Advance