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VOL. X—No. 4®
HOST TO COOL
; Forty-Eight Members of Facul
ties of Township Schools
Enjoy Hospitality of
The Forest City Kiwanis club
broke all records for entertainment
Monday night of this week as host to
to . the public school teachers of For
est City, Alexander, Bostic and Mt.
Pleasant. Forty-eight members of the
several faculties formed a colorful
* setting of beauty, brains and person
al adornment, a splendidly arranged
and delightful program in charge of
Prof. J. W. Eakes, superintendent of
Springs township schools. In
his*>Artm happy and humorous manner,
ifn&ediatie past-president of the club,
John Dalton, heartily welcomed the
teachers to Forest City, the township
and Kiwanis. The response, in be
half of the teachers, was a gem in
thi*setting and in the person of Miss
Gertrude Prince, of Cool Springs
Much merriment was caused in the
unexpected call upon three bachelor
members of the club to show them
selves forthwith in the midst of all
the maidenly beauty and modesty and
set forth their many virtues, attain
ments and qualities to prospective
candidates for matrimony.
With Mrs. Wilson at the piano, a
quintet composed of Misses Gaines,
Ruth Meares, Myers and Harper and
Mrs. Moore, entertained with excep
tionally fine vocal renditions of
"Hawaiian Moon," "My WiW Irish
Rose" and "Highways* Are Happy
Ways." An exciting music memory
contest was enjoyed, with Miss Ruth
Meares playing the numbers to be
filled in the blank spaces of a wed
ding ceremony and honeymoon trip.
Preceeding the program of the eve
ning the club unanimously concur
red in a suggestion of the Ruther
.fordton club that Shelby, Rutherford
ton and Forest City clubs meet in
joint session at Blanton's banquet
hall, Thursday night, October 25.
First Vice-President Flack, Second
Vice-President Doggett, Secretary
Giles and Trustee Gillespie were ap
pointed as delegates to the Carolinas
convention at Winston-Salem, Octo
ber 11 and 12.
Supt. and Mrs. Clyde Erwin were
among the guests.
MISS ELLINGTON ENTERTAINS
Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock
Miss Mary Ellington entertained at
bridge in honor of Mrs. Jesse Elling
ton of Philadelphia, Mrs. Carl Prid
gen of Raleigh, and Mrs. Victor Og
burn, recent bride.
The home was very lovely with
summer flowers and soft lights.
Bridge was played at seven tables.
• Miss Sarah Patterson won high score
prize, and the guests of honor were
presented with lovely gifts. At the
close of a very enjoyable afternoon
Miss Ellington served a sweet course
with punch, followed by after dinner
coffee with ginger.
The out of town guests were Mes
dames C. L. Adams of La Grange,
Carl Pridgen of Raleigh, Jesse El
lington of Philadelphia. Smith
field Herald. /
MRS. R. W. MINISH
One of the prettiest of the many
farewell parties given for Mrs. R.
W. Minish, was the luncheon given
by Mrs. J. H. Thomas, Thursday,
September 7th at one o'clock, at
which time Mrs. Minish shared hon
ors with Mrs. Clarence Young. The
handsome Thomas home was beauti
fully decorated with late summer
flowers and the table was exquisite
in a service of green crystal with
pink roses and tall pink tapers. A de
licious four course luncheon was
served, and Mrs. Thomas presented
Mrs. Minish with a beautiful piece of
lingerie and Mrs. Young with a hand
some picture. Guests on this occas
ion were: Mesdames J. F. Alexander,
Clarence Young, Nell Padgett Norris,
Y. L. McCardwell, of Mooresboro, M.
F. Moores, D. H. Sutton, E. O. Thom
as, R. W. Minish and Miss Nell
FOREST CITY COURIER
MRS. CAMNITZ TO
ADDRESS MASS MEETING
Rutherfordton, Sept. 12.—Mrs.
Howard Camnitz, of Chimney Rock,
will address a mass meeting of citi
zens in the court house here Monday,
September 17, at 8 p. m. She will
use as her subject, "A Challenge to
the Women of the South," which will
an anti-Smith speech. Women are
urged to attend and men are invited
to attend. .
WILL CLOSE FOR
Eleven Places Have Agreed to
Close Sunday Mornings
10 to 12 O'clock.
The proprietors and managers of
the filling stations in Forest City
have agreed to close their places of
business for a period of two hours
every Sunday morning while Sunday
school and pi'eaching services are in
progress in the Forest City churches.
The hours which they will be closed
will be from 10 a. m. to 12 noon.
This closing will take effect next
Sunday. To date all station in Forest
City, except two, have agreed to
j close. At the time these two have not
been approached in regard to the
| mdtter. Those agreeing to close are
[as follows: E. T. Randall, A. B. Cush
j ion, H. B. Spake, W. L. Horn, Cher
iry Mountain Filling Station, M. C.
Phillips, Haynes Station No. 1, Pru
etts, Quick Service Station, Harrill
Bros., Ideal Service Station, T. L.
TO THE SCHOOL PATRONS
| The Parent-Teachers Association
will entertain the faculties of the
J Cool Springs High School and Forest
City Grammar school, Friday eve
ning, September 14, at a reception,
from 7:30 to 9:00 o'clock at the High
The patrons of the schools are
[ cordially invited and urged to come
out and get acquainted with your
Please remember this includes all
of the out of town patrons, of the
Cool Springs Township.
Shall we expect you, both fathers
Also any others interested in our
school, are invited to be present.
MR. AND MRS. CLARENCE
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Young en
tertained at a lovely party on Wed
nesday evening in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Minish who are leaving
soon for their home in Kentucky.
Progressive rook was played at three
tables and at the close of the game,
Mrs. Young presented Mrs. Minish
! with a lovely fancy pillow, and Mr.
Minish with a box of cigars. Delicious
refreshments consisting of an ice
course with two kinds of cake, punch
and hnints were served. The guests in
vited were: Mrs. J. F. Alexander, Mr.
and Mrs. B. B. Doggett, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. E.
O. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Minish and Missies Sudie and Nell
Circle No. 1, of the Methodist
churchj will hole? a cake sale Satur
day afternoon at Watkins Grocery
HARRILL, OF MILL LOOP
WILL BE IN BEE SUIT TODAY
Charlotte, Sept. 12.—"Slick" Har
rill, star catcher from the Forest
City team in the Textile League,
dropped in on Pilot Mackey and the
Charlotte Hornets Tuesday after
noon shortly after the game with
The new Bee will be in uniform
Wednesday afternoon and will work
out with the club, according to Bud
j Moore, secretary of the team. "Al
though Mackey will catch* Wednes
day afternoon," Bud said, "Harrill
may get in a part of the game. Mack
ey plans giving him his first start
Thursday afternoon in the final game
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1928
To Represent Forest City in National Beaaty Contest
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MISS WILLIE LOU JONES
Miss Willie Lou Jones, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Jones, won the
title of "Miss Forest City" at the
beauty contest held at Horn's Thea
tre, Wednesday evening, September
sth. She was awarded the silver lov
ing cup, donated by The Courier, in
a short speech by Rev. G. R. Gilles
pie, who presented her with the
Miss Jones is a beautiful brunette,
and that she will make a splendid
representative of our city in the na
tional beauty contest, which will be
held in New York City, Oct. *ls, can
be seen by a glance at the reproduc
tion of her photograph above.
The judges in the local contest
were Rev. G. R. Gillespie, Dr. A. C.
Duncan and Mr. J. T. Gilbert. Their
verdict met with the approval of
the immense throng gathered at the
Miss Jones' photograph will be en
tered by The Courier in the great na-
CAMPAIGN SEPT. 19
Frank R. McNinch Will Fire
Opening Gun When Antix
Smith Followers As
The opening gun will be fired in
the anti-Smith campaign at the city
auditorium in Charlotte on Wednes
day evening, September 19, at 8
o'clock. The state committee has
unanimously selected Mr. E. R. Mc-
Ninch as leader of the anti-Smith
forces in North Carolina, and he will
make the opening speech.
Indications are that there will be
several thousand people present from
over the state. Several towns have
stated that they will have a large
representation present at the meet
ing. It is understood that there is a
large anti-Smith following in Ruth
erford county, and delegations are
being formed over the county to at
tend the meeting Wednesday night.
Mrs. Howard Camnitz, "of Chimney
Rock will also address a mass meet
ing of the citizens, of Rutherford
county at the court house Monday
evening in interest of the anti-Smith
Fifty-three farmers of Wake Coun
ty took part in the tour through
North Carolina and Virginia to
tional beauty contest sponsored by
the Publishers Autocaster Service,
the largest newspaper service of its
kind in the United States, which
serves over two thousand newspapers
in this country. Miss Jones' picture
will be broadcast through the coun
try as the representative of Forest
City in the contest. She will prove a
worthy representative and her many
friends here and elsewhere are con
fident that any girl in any small city
in America who can beat her in the
national contest will have to "go
Two of America's greatest judges
of beauty, Lasky and Ziegfeld, and
Fred J. Runde, of the Autocaster
Co., will compose the staff to judge
the contestants in the national beau
The Courier wishes to thank all
the contestants, the judges and Mr.
Horn for the use of the stage in
his theatre, for their part in enabling
us to hold the local contest.
PRODUCING NEW COLORS
During a business call at the Alex
ander Manufacturing Co., last Mon
day. The Courier representative \
learned that this company has just i
recently begun the manufacture of
its well known lines of pillow cases j
and sheets in colors, they having j
heretofore made them only in white.;
The company has added five new soft j
pastel colors in the following shades: I
Blue, maize, orchid, Nile green and ;
shell pink. In adding those colors, i
the company has met with the popu-:
lar approval of the public as well
as the enthusiastic support of the
wholesalers and retailers handling
their product. Mr. J. R. Moore as- i
sures The Courier that their product j
is the very best in materials and all
fast colors, which will not fade eith
er from the sunshine or the laundry.
Alexander Mills sheets and pillow
eases have been in great demand;
while only being made in white, but
with the addition of the five beauti
ful soft colors, will meet a still
greater demand from the public.
CAR HITS WAGON
AND INJURES DRIVER
A Mr. Blanton, who resides lfejjr
Mooresboro, was seiJßjusly injured
Tuesday night he was
driving was struck by la, car near the
Puzzle Creek Bridge. i
Mr. Blanton was returning home,
and while roundiftg the curve near
Puzzle Creek bridge, his wagon was
struck by a motorist. Mr. Blanton.
suffered a number of injuries, neces
sitating medical treatment.
TO VISIT IN COUNTY
The Spartanburg Kiwanis Club, of
Spartanburg, will meet jointly with
the Rutherfordton Kiwanis Club
Thursday evening (tonight) at the
Iso-Thermal Hotel in Rutherfordton.
Mr. L. H. Duncan, industrial secre
tary of the Spartanburg Chamber of
Commerce, will be the principal
speaker. The Spartanburg club will
put on the program.
PARTY FOR RECENT
FOREST CITY BRIDE
Mrs. J. Victor Ogburn, of
Smithfield, Honored at
Social in New Home
One of the charming social func
tions of the summer season yas the i
tea given Friday afternoon by Mrs.
W. F. Grimes and Mrs. T. C. Ogburn
at the home of Mrs. Grimes in Brook
lyn honoring Mrs. J. Victor Ogburn,
a recent bride.
The Grimes home was particu
larly lovely on this* occasion with
summer garden flowers artistical
ly arranged in bowls and baskets. In
the dining room a color scheme of
yellow and white was carried out
with marigolds, snow-on-the-moun
tain, and white hardy phlox. The cen
terpiece for the table, yellow candel
abra with white tapers, was very at
As the guests arrived, they were
greeted on the front porch by Miss
Esther Myatt who directer the way
to the south entrance to the living
room where the hostesses received.
Mrs. L. G. Patterson introduced them
to the receiving line composed of
Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. T. C. Ogburn, Mrs.
J. Victor Ogburn, Mrs. L. C. Adams,
of La Grange, Mrs. J. A. Grimes and
Mrs. W. E. Holland, of Raleigh.
Little Miss Lillian and Doro
thy Ogburn and Marian Grimes,
young daughter of the hostesses, in
colonial costumes received the cards.
Receiving in the hall leading from
the living room was Miss Mary E.
Wells, and Mrs. C. V. Johnson di
rected the way to the dining room.
Pouring tea were Mrs. Burlort
Jones and Mrs. Thel Hooks, while
Mattie Lee and Nellie Hood Grimes
served sandwiches, cheese apples,
Misses Eva Johnson, Lucy Rhodes,
cake and mints.
As the guests left the dining room,
they lingered for a moment in a
cosy corner of the spacious hall lead
ing to the north entrance of the
home where they made their exit.
Mrs. T. J. Lassiter received here.
The occasion was very delightful
and about a hundred guests called
during the afternoon to tender good
wishes to Mrs. Ogburn who comes as
a bride to this city from Forest City.
Mrs. Ogburn, however, is riot an en
tire stranger in our midst, having
been a member of the Glendale school
faculty for several years. Smith
PARTY FOR STUDENTS
LEAVING FOR COLLEGE
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Miss Lanette'McMurry entertained
at two tables of hearts and three ta
bles of bridge on Saturday morning
at 10:30 honoring several of the
younger set who are leaving to en
ter college for the year. The new
home was artistically decorated in
golden rod, ferns and sun flowers.
The tables were arranged through
out the two living rooms and solar
ium. Miss Ethel Moore making high
score in hearts was presented with
two maderia handkerchiefs.
In bridge high score was made by
Miss Annie B. Biggerstaff and she
was presented with a box of Cody's
powder. The color scheme of yellow
and green was carried out in the re
freshments, consisting of a salad!
course, brick cream, cakesjfpd green j
l . Those flaying were: Misses Ruth
J&ggett, Annie Biggerstaff, Margar
et; Moore, Dot Bostic, Louise Lat
timore, Evelyn Blanton, Rebecca
Perrin, Mary Crowell, Ethel and Mil-,
dred Moore, Marie Huntley, Ruth
Dorsey, Margaret Sloan, Viola Ran- ;
dall, Ruth Reid and Mesdames Paul
Moore, Ted Cashion and Leona Wil
kie Grice and Blanton Biggerstaff.
SI.OO Per Year in Advuee
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PLACE IN MARION
Prominent Young Couple Will
Make Their Home in For
est City Following Wed
A recent dispatch from Marion
gives the following details in refer
ence to the Little-Gilkey . Redding
which was solemnized there recently:
A wedding characterized by much
beauty and dignity was that of ttiss
Elizabeth Logan Gilkey, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Quince Gilkey of
Marion, and Hugh Francis Little, Jr.;
of .Spartanburg, which was
ed in the First Methodist Episcopal
church, Marion, the Rev. Cornelius
M. Pickens officiating, assisted by %
the Rev. Joseph C. Stpry.
Just prior to the ceremony a beau
j tifulmusical prpgram was ,
, with Miss Julia Barton at the
| Mrs. Robert Scott, of Atlanta, . ac
j companied by Miss Blanton sang,
I "The Sweetest Story Ever Told f ' : and:
l "All For You." To the first strains
!of Lohengrin's wadding march the u
| first to enter weije the ushers, Mr.
Robert Proctor, Mr. Sim R. C?©ss,
Mr. Peter Bolch, Mr- James Thomas,
of Forest City, ; entered first and
were followed tfy the bridesmaids
and groomsmen who came in alter
nately and took their places in front
of the pulpit. The bridesmaids were
Miss Jeanette Gilkey, sister of the
bride, Miss Mildred Hudgins, Miss
Johrifeie Conley, Miss Brownia Giles,
Miss Rowena Neal and Miss Margaret
Wooten, of Charlotte.
The groomsmen were Mr. James
Edward Little, of Spartanburg
brother of Mr. Little, Mr. J. G. Neal,
Walker Blanton, Mr. Willian
Neal, Mr. Carter Hudgins, and Mr 1
William Moss, of Forest City.. t
The junior bridesmaids, Miss Eliz
abeth Jennings, of Spartanburg, Mie
Charlotte Winbourne, Miss Virgini
Gilkey and Miss Carolyn - Dysar.
came in next. * ♦ —».
The dame of honor, Mrs.. Roy Vr
Giles, of Savage, Maryland, followe
the junior bridesmaids. ,j
Miss Frances Gilkey, sister .of tK
bride was maid of honor. t
Master William Pless, the thir*
entered immediately before the bricj
and carried the ring in the hea
of a large white rose.
Miss Gilkey entered on the aide
of her father, who gave her in mar
riage and was met in front of the
pulpit by Mr. Little with D. D. Lit
tle, of Spartanburg, who acted as
his best man.
She was lovely in her wedding
gown of ivory duchess satin, Jen
nie model, made Robe de Style with
long tight sleeves, trimmed with
imported prinqess lace and em
broidered in pearls and rhinestones.
The veil of illusion over real lace
fell to the floor and wa? arranged
j with coronet of orange blossoms.
| Miss Gilkey carried a bouquet of
I bride's roses, swansonia and maiden
| hair fern, showered Wich valley lilies
i and tied with tulle. Her only orna-.
ment was the string of pearls given
j hsr by Mr. Little.
j The _ Mendelssohn wedding music
D£ed as the recessional.
I Immediately after the ceremony
i Mr. and Mrs. Little were the guest 3
of honor at a reception given by
Mr. and Mrs. Gilkey at their home
on North Main street.
During the evening, Mr. and Mrs.
Little left for an extended wedding
trip, Mrs. Little traveling in a Claire
model of Patou blue with ivory
satin tucked waist and skirt and
jacket embroidered in • ivory
and gold. With this she wore a velour
hat of Patou blue and other acces
sories to correspond.
MARION AND SPINDALE
IN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The championship series between
Marion and Spindale, for champion
ship of The Carolina Textile League
opened yesterday, (Wednesday) in
Spindale. Today's (Thursday) game
will be played at Marion, also Fri
day's game. Marion comes to Spin
dale Saturday for the -fourth game
of the series. This series is expected
to be close and hard fought. The win
ner will ,be presented with a auitabr
Iy engraved silver loving-cup..^