VOL. X—No. 45.
Members of Third Annual
Goodwill Tour of South
western Virginia Will
Stop Here for
The members of the Third Annual
Goodwill tour, of Southwestern Vir
ginia, Inc., numbering about one
hundred and fifty will be in Forest
City next Tuesday, August 21. The
motorcade will be met by a commit
tee from Forest City and will be
escorted into town by the mounted
motorcycle police. The motorcade
members will be in Forest City for
luncheon, and the local reception
committee is planning a program for
their benefit, which will open with
a welcome address, followed by mus
The local reception committee re
quests business houses to display
flags in front of their places of bus
iness. All Forest City people are also
requested to park their cars on the
town parking grounds in order to
permit ample parking space for the
The purpose of the tour, and their
itinerary is as follows: •
At eight o'clock Monday, August
20th, the Third Annual Goodwill
Tour of Southwestern, Va., Inc., will
leave the hospitable town of Marion,
Va., with the strains of a band
awakening the citizenry.
Short stops will be made at Chil
howie, Abingdon and Bristol, and in
each a program will be rendered.
Johnson City will meet the motor
cade with a band and have the street
flags all out. The fine new hotel, the
John Sevier, will provide the tourists
with lunch, in company with the
Chamber of Commerce. Ex-Governor
Alf Taylor of Tennessee will dignify
the Johnson City gathering.
North Carolina to Greet Motorcade
Reviewing the mighty Glantzstoff
and Bemberg plants at Elizabethton,
the party will wander into the pro
gressive state of North Carolina, but
not alone. The live Secretary of the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Mr.
Kuester, will come all the way to
Johnson City and meet with the tour
ists at lunch, escorting them into
Asheville, spending the night at the
Kenilworth Inn with the party and
making the entire next day with it to
Charlotte. He, however, is not alone
in this, for almost every Chamber
of Commerce Secretary along the it
inerary is meeting the motorcade in
the towns ahead. The Virginia motor
cop will be assisted in both Tennessee
and North Carolina by state and city
cops. At no time after leaivi'ig Vir
ginia will there be less than three
motor cops to guard the safety of
those en route. The town of Spruce
Pine will greet the visitoi's in the ini
tial North Carolina stop.
Spend Monday Night in Asheville
The party will arrive in Asheville
about 7:30 and it will be led direct
to the Kenilworth Inn, one of Ashe
ville's most popular resort hotels,
where a banquet will be served, and
the night spent in the "Land of the
Skies." Mr. Marvel, manager of this
splendid resort hotel, is reserving
rooms to care for the' party, which
it is necessary to limit to one hun
dred and fifty, since the motorcade
will reach Asheville at the peak of
the resort season and under no cir
cumstance could more than this num
ber be properly cared for. Starting
at 8:30 the motorcade will be shown
the high spots of Asheville until ten,
when it will drop over to Chimney
Rock. After viewing this beautiful
freak of nature the party will stop
for almost an hour to swim or motor
boat ride at Lake Lure, which is
all its name implies.
Luncheon in Forest City
Lunch the second day will be had
in Forest City, from which the mo
torcade will go to Shelby, the home
of the next Governor of North Car
olina, 0. Max Gardner. He will be on
the splendid program being sponsor
ed by the Shelby Kiwanis Club. From
Shelby the party will journey to Gas
tc?nia, the "Combed Yarn Center of
the South." The tourists will see
many of the one hundred cottoA.mills
in this County, Tvhich ranks? third in
FOREST CITY COURIER
COUNTY CLUB TO
HEAR PROGRAM ON
Prof. D. H. Sutton, A. B. Bush- ;
ong and Mr. W. G. Harris >
Will be Principal
Speakers at August
Spindale, Aug. 14.—The August
meeting of the Rutherford County
Club will be held in the First Baptist
church, of Rutherfordton, Tuesday,
August 21, according to the secre
tary, Mr. Ivy Cowan.
The program will be devoted ex
clusively to county affairs. D. H.
Sutton, vocational agricultural in
structor in the Cool Springs high
school, will be present and talk of
his work in the Cool Springs school,
and will give an account of some of
the outstanding accomplishments of
his class. Prof. A. B. Bushong, teach
er of agriculture in the Ellenboro
school, will also discuss the work of
the Ellenboro agriculture depart
Mr. W. G. Harris, chairman of the
county board of Commissioners, will
tell of the woric of the state associa
tion of county commissioners and will
briefly outline the county government
The ladies of the Baptist church
will serve the dinner.
». L SIMMONS DIES
Sixty Year Old Citizen Suc
j cumbs After a Lingering
j Spindale, Aug. 14.—D. L. Sim
mons, aged 60 years, died at his home
here in Stonecutter village Saturday
morning after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held at Mt.
Pleasant, Cleveland, Monday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
! Mr. Simmons is survived by his
widow, ten children, and three sis
ters, as follows; Ethel, Virgil, Mae,
; Odell, Zelma, Lula, G. E., Dan,
Juanita and D. L. Simmons, Jr. The
brothers are C. Simmons and W. Sim
i mons, of Cliffside and V. • Simmons,
! of West Virginia.
• Rev. O. L. Simpson, associate edi
tor of the Methodist Sunday school
board, of Nashville, Tenn., preached
, to a large audience at the Methodist
church here Sunday morning. Mr.
Simpson at one time pastor of
the local church. He was pastor of
the Brevar,d Methodist church a short
while after leaving Spindale. His well
deserved promotion came about two
years ago, and since that time he has
had charge of the publishing some
of the most important literature used
!in the Methodist Sund&y school.
cotton spinning in America. In go
ing into Charlotte for the night the
party will stop at the Hotel Char
lotte, the largest and finest in this
city. Leaving Charlotte the Tour will
move through Concord and view the
largest towel factory in the world, go
ing to Salisbury for a social hour. At
Lexington a short stop will be made
before taking lunch at the grand R.
E. Lee Hotel at Winston-Salem.
Inspect Tobacco Plant
After inspecting the huge tobacco
companies in the twin city the Good
will party will go by Pilot Mountain
to Mt. Airy. After a brief meeting
they will journey by the former home
of Sidney Allen, who is remembered
because of his connection with the
Hillsville tragedy. A courtesy call will
be made at Hillsville, where a great
number of Carroll Countians will wel
come the tourists back to their native
state. One of the most interesting
events of the entire three day trip
will be the lawn picnic supper in
Galax. The newly oi-ganized Galax
Chamber of Commerce will have the
reception in hand, and the people of
Galax are always awake in the mat
ter of greeting visitors to their city.
P. A. Goodwin, Lee Long, Powell
Chapman, C. B. Neel, C. C. Lincoln,
and several dozen others have already
made reservations, and everything
points to the maximum of one hun
dred and fifty being reached by the
ehd of this week.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1928.
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SUPT. J. W. EAKES
Patrons and friends of the Township Schools are looking forward to
a most successful school term. With splendid corps of principals and teach
ers, and under the guidance of Supt. J. W. Eakes, the children of the Cool
Springs Township Schools should make great progress during the next
term, which begins Monday, September 3.
• HISTORICAL COMMISSION
TO ERECT MARKERS
Commission to Recognize Four
Historic Spots of County.
Two To Be Marked
Spindale, Aug. 13. —At a meeting
of the Rutherford County Historical
Commission, held here Friday eve
ning, definite steps were taken to
mark four historic spots in Ruther
ford county. The Commission will un
dertake the erection of markers at
two of these places within a short
time, and upon completion of this
work will mark the remaining spots.
The commission is composed of
members representing the Forest
City and Rutherfordton Kiwanis
Clubs and the Rutherford County
At the meeting Friday evening, Dr.
G. R. Gillespie announced that the
Town of Forest City would undertake
the erection of a suitable shaft and
marker on the west end of the plaza
commemorating the valor of Capt. H.
D. Lee's Burnt Chimney's Volunteers,
later Company D, 16th Regiment,
who were the first to enter service
from the county in 1861. Burnt Chim
ney Volunteers used "the present
plaza in Forest City as a muster
ground, and the entire personnel of
the company was drawn from the im
mediate vicinity. The Commission will
sponsor the erection of this marker,
and it has been suggested that the
shaft should take the form of a chim-
SHERIFFS OF STATE
IN CONVENTION AT
Officials From Every Part of
State Gather for Three
Rutherfordton, Aug. 15. —Sheriffs
and their families from every part of
North Carolina arrived in Ruther
fordton Tuesday for the annual meet
ing of State Sheriff's Conven
Attorney M. L. Edwards d'elivered
an address of welcome Tuesday af
ternoon at the initial meeting in the
court house. Tuesday Charles E. Bog
er, superintendent of Jackson Train
ing school, spoke on "Cooperation
between the officials of the state and
the training school." He urged the
Sheriffs to cooperate with all state
agencies in developing young man
hood and to check the crime wave
now sweeping over the state.
A business meeting was held at
the court house Wednesday morning
at 9 o'clock. It was originally sched
uled to take the visiting sheriffs to
ney, on which will be placed a suit
iable bronze tablet. ]
The second marker will be erected
by the Commission on the site of the
Bechtler mint on corner of Sixth and
Washington Streets in Rutherford-;
ton, and will be financed by the com-1
mission through plans now being'
worked out. - - -
After the erection of these two
markers the Commission expects to
place a marker at Brittain Presby
jterian church, which will bear the
date of the establishment of the
church; will commemorate the Indian
massacre of 1776, \frhich occurred
nearby, and will call attention to the
old Indian Fort which stood a short
distance from the original church.
Another marker will be placed on
site of old Gilberttown which was
the camp of Ferguson in September,
1780; home of William Gilbert, an
early citizen of much prominence,
who represented the county many,
times in the legislative halls of the
state, and at whose home the magis
trates met and held court frequent
ly between 1780 and 1790.
Messrs. H. L. Carpenter and J. L.
Taylor, of Rutherfordton were se
lected as sponsors for the Ruther
fordton marker, and Rev. G. R. Gil
lespie and Clarence Griffin were se
lected as the sponsors of the Forest
The commission adjourned to meet
at the call of county historian Clar
Lake Lure, where they would be giv
en a boat ride, a barbecue dinner at
one o'clock, which was to have been
followed by an address. However, the
inclement weather prevented the pro
posed trip and sight seeing tour. The
closing business session will be held
this morning (Thursday) at 10
o'clock, after which the sheriffs will
Visit Hendersonville, Asheville and
other points in western North Caro
lina on a sightseeing tour.
Only a few have expressed them
selves about our luncheon on Tues
day evening, August 21. Why not
call and let us know. We must know
by Monday noon, in order to let Mr.
Blanton know how many plates to
serve. The cost is only seventy-five
cents each plate.
Wayside Brown says he is coming
up. Come on Gangsters and
tresses and let's have a good attend
ance as we had no meeting in July.
Call 125, Forest City. Do it now.
Had a good trip,
Got stung on the lip,
By a hornet —goslularnit.
Miss Mildred Collins spent last
week at Lake Lure.
SCHOOLS OF COOL
TO OPEN SEPT. 3
Registration of New High
School and Grammar Stu- -
dents to Take Place
The Cool Springs Township schools
will open Monday September 3, ac
cording to an announcement made
this week by Superintendent J. W.
Eaks. In order to save time in organ
ization, it has been decided' to regis
ter all beginners, eighth grade stu
dents and new pupils who have mov
ed to Forest City since the close of
last term, Friday morning, August 24,
at 10 a. m. The beginners and all
new grammar grade pupils will be
registered at the grammar school au
ditorium. Tlip new eighth grade stu
dents from Alexander, Bostic, Mt.
Pleasant and Forest City grammar
schools also all new high school pu
pils will be registered at the same
time at the high school auditorium.
It is requested that parents buy
books at an early (fate for their chil
dren. Books are now on sale at the
Peoples Drug Store. No doubt that
many people will come to Forest City
from other communities for books.
For this reason, it will be best to play
safe now and buy books while you
The English books and Health
books will be changed this year. This
statement is made in order that par
ents will not buy second hand English
and Health books.
Further announcement about the
schools will be made in the next is
sue of The Courier.
DEATH CLAIMS MRS.
Well Lady of Moores
boro Died Suddenly Satur-
J Mooresboro, Aug. 14. —Mrs. Mon
roe Lovelace, of this place, a native
:of Rutherford county, and wife of
Surveyor A. M. Lovelace, was found
dead in bed at her home Saturday
. morning at 6:30 o'clock. When she
retired Friday night she seemed to
be in her usual health. She was sev
i enty-three years of age and was a
member of one of the most promi
nent families of this community.
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at 2:30 at Sandy Run
Baptist church, Mooresboro. Rev. Z.
D. Harrill, was in charge, assisted
by Rev. J. W. Suttle and Rev. A. T.
Stoudenm?#. Nephews of Mrs. Love
lace acted as pallbearers, and the
nieces were flower girls.
Mrs. Lovelace is survived by her
husband, four children, Dr. T. C.
Lovelace, Henrietta; Professor W. M.
Lovelace, principal, Henrietta - Caro
leen High School; Mrs. Charles Lee
Daniels, Williamston, N. C.; and
Mrs. S. D. Burrus, Asheville, one sis
ter, Mrs. Matt Mcßrayer, Sr:> of
Rutherfordton, and one brother,
John Wilkins, of Rosewell, New Mex
PETTY'S SHOPPE TO
OPEN ABOUT SEPT 1.
Mr. C. A. Petty, former manager
i of Carroll & Byers, this city, who re
signed July Ist, to perfect plans for
entering business in his own name,
' announced this week that he had rent
ed the Bradley storeroom, near
Mayor's office, and will open for
! business about September Ist.
The new store will be known as
Petty's Shoppe and will feature la
dies' novelties and interior designing
and decorating. Mr. Petty is an ex
pert decoi*ator and will carry a com
plete line of materials.
Mr. Petty has made hosts of friends
since coming to Forest City, all of
whom predict chat he will make a suc
cess in his new venture. He has a
lovable personality and is clever and
accommodating. His business exper
ience has been such as to thoroughly
qualify him for his new enterprise'.
He came here from Gaffney, where
for a number of years he was assist
ant manager of the we'll knowfi firm
of Carroll & Byers.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
DIES OF INJURIES
WHEN AUTO SKIDS
INTO FLOYDS CREEK
Car Goes Over Fill Near Alex
ander and Kills Mr. A. T.
Jones, The Driver
Mr. Albert Jones, aged about six
ty years, died at 8:30 Tuesday night
at his home near Shiloh church, of
injuries received at six o'clock Tues
day evening in an auto accident at
Floyd's Creek, near Alexander.
Mr. Jones, who had been to Alex
ander, was on his way to his home
near Shiloh late Tuesday afternoon.
When nearing Floyd's Creek he ap
proached a wagon and team. The
mules were nervous and scared and
Mr. Jones slowed down. It is presum
ed that in attempting to pass, and
at the same time watch the team he
steered the car too near the side of
the road. The car began skidding
down the fill and turned over and
landed in the creek. The broken glass
cut Mr. Jones in several places about
the body and the steering wheel also
injured him. The car landed in the
Mr. Smith Luckadoo ran down the
bank and pulled Mr. Jones out. Mr.
Joe Doggett, who lives nearby, as
sisted in getting him home. He died
from his injuries shortly after arriv
al at home.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife
and four children: T. A. Jones, of
Hendersonville; Willie Jones, a mer
chant of near Shiloh; Reid Jones, a
student at Boone, and Mrs. Grover
Collins, of near Oakland.
Funeral services were held at Shi
loh Baptist church Thursday (today)
and was in charge of his pastor.
Mr. Jones was a prominent farmer
of the Shiloh community. For a great
number of years he had been a teach
er in the schools of Rutherford coun
ty and there were but few schools in
the county in which he had not
He was a member of the Baptist
church and took an outstanding part
in its work.
He was a large landholder, and
owned a fine farm in the Shiloh com
munity where he lived.
Bostic, R-4, Aug. 13.—Rev. K. N.
Snipes pi'eached his first revival serv
ice yesterday morning at Golden Val
ley Methodist church. Services will
be early in the morning and 7:45
o'clock at night. Everybody invited ta
attend all services.
The revival closed at First Broad
Baptist church last night. The preach
ing was fine.
A flood swept Golden Valley sec
tion last Friday night and did much
damage to most every one. It was
the worst since 1916. Last night we
had a severe storm but did not dam
age crops so bad. We are hoping to
get dry weather for a while now.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mel
ton, August 6, a little daughter,
j Miss Jewell Anderson spent Satur
! day night with Miss Inez Houser.
j Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Houser Sunday were the following:
Mr. Joe Logan and family, of Casar,
j Mr. Bedford Beaty and family, of
; Spindale, Mr. Julius Hensley, of
Gilkey, Misses Minnie Houser, Nan
-1 nie and Mary Melton, Messrs. Robert
| Freeman, Jack Anderson, Bern' Rol
ilins, Guy Melton, Adam Propes and
Misses Susie and Ruth Hunt and
their brothers, i Messrs. Webb and
Wayne of Shelby, attended the re
vival at First Broad Baptist church
Mr. Ben McCurry and family, vis
ited at Cliffside Sunday.
Rev. K. N. Snipes was the guest
Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Black and Mrs.
Sarah Meiton all of Ellenboro, were
visitors in this community yesterday.
Mr. Ben Black of Texas, is visit
ing around this section.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hunt are both
very sick. We hope for them a speedy