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VOL. X—« No. 50.
MR. CLARENCE M. YOUNG,
PRESIDENT OF FARMERS
BANK, DIED HERE MONDAY
Sudden Illness Monday Afternoon Results in
Death of Rutherford County's Leading
Business Man Funeral Thurs
day at 10 A. M.
Mr. Clarence M. Young, president
of The Farmers Bank and Trust
Company, died suddenly at his home
here Monday afternoon about 2
o'clock. Mr. Young was stricken with
paralysis in July, but recovered from
the stroke, and had been attending
to his daily duties at the bank since
[ that time. He had been at the bank
Monday morning as usual. He went
to his home at noon, and shortly af
ter luncheon was taken ill, and a
doctor was summoned. A return of
paralysis struck him about two
o'clock, causing his death.
His sudden passing was a distinct
shock to his family and friends. While
he had never fully recovered from
his severe illness following the para
lytic stroke in July, he had gained
sufficient strength to visit the bank
almost daily and his friends were
hopeful that he was on the road to
complete recovery. His death removes
one of the county's foremost busi
ness men and best beloved citizens
and he will be missed in a wide circle.
, He was not only a successful business
man, but also a clever, kind-hearted
gentleman whose devotion to family
and friends was one of his outstand
ing traits, causing him to be greatly
beloved by every one fortunate
f enough to be numbered among his
wide circle of friends. He was tender
hearted, kind and true, a man of lov
' able personality and firm in his con
victions of loyalty and devotion. His
sudden passing has cast a gloom over
the entire county, where he was so
well known and so greatly beloved,
and he will be greatly missed in ev
ery circle. The Courier joins the hun
.dreds of- friends in extending pro
foundest sympathy to the stricken
family in their irreparable loss.
Mr. Young became president of the
Farmers Bank and Trust Co., on Ju
ly 10, of this year, following the
resignation of Mr. J. H. Thomas, who
over the executive management
of the Chimney Rock Mountains, Inc.
Mr. Young was the son of Mrs.
Julia Young and the late J. M.
Young, of Forest City. He was a
nephew of the late Dr. G. M. Young,
and was well known here. Mr. Young
married Mrs. Esther Taylor Ripley,
of Worcester, Mass., in 1917. One
child was born to them, who survives.
Mr. Young is survived by his wid
ow, one daughter, his mother, Mrs.
Julia Young of Forest City and three
brothers and four sisters, as follows:
Miles Young, Washington, Ga.; Grady
Young, Gordon, Ala.; Lee Young,
Red Level, Ala.; Miss Sudie Young,'
Forest City; Mrs. Joe Hardin, Forest
City; Mrs. Z. A. Bedford, Lancaster,
' S. C.; and Miss Cleo Young, a Meth
dist missionary stationed in Makene,
Sierra Leone, West Africa.
I* Mr. Young started in the sawmill
business in this county several years
ago. He left Forest City in 1912 and
became associated with Dr. T. B.
Lovelace in the lumber business at
Round Oak, Ga. Dr. Lovelace is one
of the largest stockholders of the
Farmers Bank and Trust Co. Mr.
Yoirtig and' Mr. Lovelace were in
business from 1912 until this year,
and lately completed operation of the
Lovelace-Stowers Lumber Co., at
Red Level, Ala. For some years prior
to becoming president of the Farm
ers Bank, Mr. Young was manager
of the Johns-Carroll Lumber Com
pany of Hurtsboro and Union
Funeral services will be held at the
Forest City Methodist church Thurs
day (today) at 10 o'clock and will be
in charge of the pastor, Rev. M. F.
Moores. A duet, "Saved by Grace,"
will be rendered by Mesdames Ernest
Roberson and Burwell Moore. Mr.
Henry Giles will sing a solo, "Face to
Face," these being special selections
of Mr. Yourig.
Active pallbearers will be
Marshall Giles, P. B. Price, Bush
FOREST CITY COURIER
HON. 0. MAX GARDNER
TO SPEAK IN FOREST CITY
Hon. C. O. Ridings, chairman of
the County Democratic Committee,
informs The Courier that Hon. O.
Max Gardner, Democratic nominee
for Governor will speak in the High
school auditorium Monday, Septem
ber 24, at 7:30 p. m.
This bare announcement is suf
ficient to crowd the large auditor
ium, as his friends in Rutherford
county will come in droves to hear
their beloved native son discuss the
political issues of the day.
Mr. Gardner is immensely popular
in Rutherford county and, regard
less of the befuddled political condi
tion now prevailing, will carry the
county by a large majority. All are
in favor of Max Gardner for Gov
ernor and will vote for him.
And, incidentally, it might be well
to here give recognition to the mag
nificent fight Chairman Ridings is
making for the party—state and nat
ional Democratic tickets. His. splen
did work will no doubt receive proper
recognition in the future councils of
PLAY FIRST FOOTBALL
GAME OF SEASON FRIDAY
The*first football game of the seas
on will be played here Friday when
the Cool Springs lads meet the Ches
nee High school team, of Chesnee,
on the local gridiron. The game will
begin at 3:45 o'clock.
HUNTING LICENSE AGENTS
Hunting licenses m*y be purchased
from the clerk of court at Ruther
fordton, W. J. Hardin, county game
and forest warden, of Rutherfordton,
R-3, tfr the following individuals: H.
Forney, Union Mills; F. L. Flynn,
Uree, R-l; J. C. Splawn, Harris, R-l;
J. L. Kirby, Gaffney, R-9; J. J. With
row, Bostic, R-4 or Forest City; G. C.
Davis, Bostic, R-2.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Thomas enter
tained at a 6 o'clock dinner party on
; last Wednesday evening honoring Mr.
and Mrs. Lon Suter, of Covington,
Ky., Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walker,
Rutherfordton, and Mr. and Mrs. Y.
| L. McCardwell, of Mooresboro.
P.-T. A. MEETING
The Parent-Teachers Association
will meet today (Thursday) at 3:30
p. m. at the high school building. All
patrons are urged to be present.
Sept. 18.— The
thirty-ninth annual session of the
Sandy Run Baptist association, which
comprises most of the Baptist church
es of Rutherford county, will meetj
with Mt. Pleasant church, Cleveland
county, near Cliffside, on October
11 and 12.
Doggett, R. E. Biggerstaff, J. Worth
Morgan and J. A. Dennis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.
B. Lovelace, Messrs. J. H. Thomas,
E. 0. Thomas, B. B. Doggett, R. W.
Minish, R. B. Carroll and Walter
The flowers will be carried by the
following flower bearers: Misses
Louise and Elizabeth Wilkie, Jen
nie Mae Harrill, Margaret Sloan, Vio
la Randall, Mesdames M. H. Hewitt,
B. B. Doggett, C. E. Alcock, J. H.
Thoma% Thomas Vernon, E. O.
Thom«§, W. C. Bostic and Frank
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1928
South Mountain School Kiddies
The above photograph shows a group of the younger children enrolled
at South Mountain Industrial Institute, on Bostic, R-4. This school, under
the able supervision of Miss Ora B. Hull, is doing a wonderful work in the
mountain section of northeast Rutherford county. Many of the lads and
lassies of the hills have been given an opportunity to secure the rudiments
of an education at this institution. The school is located in a community
where educational facilities are few and schools have been neglected, and
as a result many mountain boys and girls owe the institute a debt of grat
itude for the schooling given them.
Anti-Smith Speaker Asks for
the Rejection of Smith
and Urges Support of
the State Ticket
Mrs. Howard Camnitz, of Lake
Lure, noted chautauqua lecturer who
is now speaking under direction of
the Anti-Smith League, addressed a
large crowd at the courthouse at
Rutherfordton Monday evening.
Many ladies were in the audience
and the speaker made an especial
plea to the womanhood to reject A 1
Smith and save the nation from his
insidious wet program.
Vigorously denying the "whisper
ed" report that she was a Republican,
Mrs. Camnitz 'gave her place of birth
and her home as the noted Ashland
district in Kentucky, the home of
some of that state's most noted Dem
ocratic leaders, and strongly affirmed
her allegiance to the Democratic
She made a plea for the state
ticket, but asked her audience to
reject A 1 Smith, saying that she did
not intend to indulge in any mud
slinging but would present the facts
in her argument against the Demo
cratic nominee, basing her conclus
ions, not as a "political speaker, but
as a Christian mother.
Her point of attack on Smith cen
tered around the three great features
of his wetness, his emigration views
and his Catholicism, arguing that as
a wet he could not conscientiously up
hold the constitutional prohibition
amendment; that he favored breaking
down present restrictions on immi
gration and that as a Catholic he
would stack the courts and other of
fices with people of his faith.
Mrs. Camnitz had an array of facts
and figures that she presented in a
calm and' impassioned way that pleas-
In this issue The Courier begins
publication of the campaign an
nouncements of the world-famous
humorist, Will Rogers, who is running
for President on the Anti-Bunk tick
Will's articles are too good to
pass up. Read them, and laugh. It
will do you good. Will says "mean"
things at times, but it all is in a
spirit of fun.
Rogers' first article follows:
I was kinder disappointed in Al's
speech of acceptance. I thought he
Vas smarter than he is, I thought he
Just think how much bigger man
A 1 Would have been if he had refus
ed. If he gets elected he will be only
one out of thh*ty that's held presi
dency. But if he had refused he'd be
the first in history to do that—and
probably the last.
A Democrat is naturally windier
than a Republican. He is out of, of
fice more and he has more time to
think up things to say. All a Repub
lican has to say is "well I am in, try
and get me out." While with a Dem-
WILL ROGERS SAYS:
MRS. J. E. GROSE
Died at Home in Spindale
day at Pleasant
Spindale, Sept. 19.—Mrs. J. Edgar
Grose, aged 47, died here Tuesday
morning. Mrs. Grose had been in de
clining health for about two years
and her death was not unexpected.
Funeral services were held Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, at, Plea
sant Grove Methodist church, and
were in charge of the pastor, Rev.
J. B. Tabor, Jr., assisted by Rev. M.
P. Moores, of Forest City. Interment
was in Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Grose is survived by her
husband, and three children as fol
lows: Philip, Margaret and Gladys,
all at home. The following brothers
and sisters survive: C. C. Moore, For
est City; Dr. G. R. Moore, Chicago;
Grady P. Moore, Forest City; Mrs.
S. M. Flack, and Mrs. Julius Mc-
Donald, Forest City.
Mrs. Grose had been confined to
her bed for nearly two years. During
that time she was a patient sufferer
and as long as she was able she ex
! erted every influence toward* keep
ing her home together. She was a
member of the Pleasant Grove Meth
odist church, and had belonged there
since a child.
Before her marriage she was Miss
Carrie Moore. She was a daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Moore.
Ed the audience, which was evidenced
by frequent applause.
She was introduced by Mrs. Eva
Logan Harris, who made a short talk
in which she explained the purposes
of the meeting and paid a glowing
tribute to the speaker and her pur
pose in coming before the audience.
ocrat he has to say something that
will get the Republican out and also
that will get him in.
A 1 said he would take the nomi
nation because "this is the country
that has raised him from obscurity to
the standard bearer of his party."
Now A 1 didn't have any monopoly on
obscurity at birth. There is awful few
babies very well known at weaning
The part of his speech that
kinder hit me was where he said
that if he was elected he would
have our government quit messing
around down in Latin America. In
other words if a Marine went sight
seeing he would have to pay his own
A 1 is honest about farm relief.
He says he don't know a corn stalk
from a jimpson weed and that a trac
tor might be a mouth wash so far
as he is concerned. All in all, A 1 did
a mighty fine job of promising. Now
I think my platform is more con
structive. I will make mine up after
I get in. Nobody knows what' they
might wfeot by next March anyhow.
CHICKEN SUPPER I
AT CURB MARKET
Proceeds From Old Fashioned
Supper Will be Used to
Buy Stove For Build
The Forest City curb market has
been in operation six months. It has
proved a success. The city house
keepers have grown to depend on it.
The farm women who sell there are
finding it the source of a very wel
come addition to their family income.
They spend this money here in Forest
, City so the merchants and business
j men approve the market. There are
j twenty women who sold regularly on
j the market during August. Their
I profits ranged from $38.60 to $7.80.
j There were others who came in for
■ occasional days.
J As the winter season approaches,
jit becomes evident that the market
will grow. Winter vegetables, eggs,
dairy products, cakes and canned
goods will be in demand. If the mark
! et is to continue to grow, as it prom
; ises to do, it will be necessary to heat
!it this winter. The women who sell
there are going to serve an old-fash
j ioned fried chicken country supper
at the market on Saturday evening
|at 6 o'clock. The proceeds from this
| supper will be used to buy a stove
|to heat the market, and the plates
'will sell at fifty cents each.
LEAVING FOR THEIR
"OLD KENTUCKY HOME"
Mr. R. W. Minish and family are
leaving today for their former home
at Crestwood, Ky., after a several
! years' residence in this city, where
| they made friends of all with whom
j they came in contact. Mr. Minish has
been an official in the Farmers Bank,
iHe made an enviable record as a
banker and will be missed in business
as well as in the social circles of the
Last Sunday's Methodist Bulletin
, carried this tribute to Mr. and Mrs.
1 "Allow me to express the heartiest
! thanks of the congregation to Mr. and
| Mrs. Minish for their loyal and faith
' fulness to our church during their
! stay in our midst. Their lives have
■ been beautiful in their devotion to
, the tasks before them, and they have
j considered it a privilege to labor
i with us. The choir, especially, has
made wonderful progress under Mrs.
j Minish's direction, and all its mem
j bers love and respect her. Our pray-
I ers and interest will follow the en
| The Courier, together with their
i host of friends, regrets that his bus
i iness interests in Kentucky compell
ed the return of Mr. Minish and fam
ily to their native home. They will be
greatly missed in Forest City.
BAPTISTS TO MEET
Rutherfordton, Sept. 18.— The
Green River Baptist association,
which is composed of churches in
Rutherford, Polk and McDowell coun
ties, will convene with the Cross
Mills church, Marion, on October 4
HARRILL - BLANTON
Ellenboro, Sept. 19.—Miss Ethel
Blanton, of this place, and Mr. Al
bert Harrill, of near Ellenboro, were
married at the home of Rev. J. E.
Hipp, pastor of the Broad River cir
cuit, Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Harrill is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Blanton, of Ellen
boro. She has been a clerk at Horn's
Store, in Forest City for three years.
Mr. Harrill is the son of Mr.
Thomas Harrill, who resides near El
lenboro. He is a builder and contrac
After the ceremony the young
couple left on an extended trip, and
after their return will be at home
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
RED CROSS ISSUES
APPEAL FOR FUNDS
TO AID HOMELESS
Capt. B. L. Smith Requests Cit
izens of County to Help
West Indian Hurricane
The West Incfian hurricane which
swept the islands of Porto Rico,
Guadeloupe, Windward Islands, and
Virgin Islands has left in its wake
billions of dollars of property loss
and has taken a heavy toll of lives.
The hurricane, unabated, has struck
Florida and is advancing into Georgia
and South Carolina, leaving death
and devastation in its wake.
The tornado is the greatest that has
ever been recorded. The property loss
in Porto Rico alone is estimated at
Starting to the eastward of the
Windward Islands last Thursday the
hurricane has marched steadily on ov
er the West Indies at a rate of 300
miles per day and smashed down on
three quarters of Porto Rico with
full strength, menaced the north of
the Dominican Republic and reduced
the Bahamas to complete silence for
four days and trod on toward Flori
da, Georgia and South Carolina.
While the tornado has done more
damage in the West Indies than any
similar storm within remembrance, it
is also expected that the loss of prop
erty and life in Florida will exceed
that of 1926.
An appeal to the American people
to contribute promptly and most gen
erously to the Red Cross fund for the
of Porto Rico and Virgin Is
land hurricane sufferers has been
made by president Coolidge.
Prof. B. L. Smith, chairman of the
Rutherford county chapter of the
American National Red Cross, is in
receipt of the following telegram
from John Barton Payne, of the Na
tional Red Cross:
West Indies hurricane destroyed
thousands of homes in Porto Rico
and other islands, also devastating
crops. Immediate need for food, shel
ter and medical supplies for emergen
cy relief. Red Cross taking charge
at request, of President Coolidge.
Need for large funds imperative.
Please give widest publicity possible
to this appeal and notify public that
your chapter will receive and forward
to headquarters all contributions.
Wire action taken. Initial donation of
$50,000 made from national funds.
Daker now on way to islands."
li\ ' • •
Mr. Smith requests the people of
Rutherford county to contribute as
generously as possible to the cause.
All contributions to this fund may be
taken, or sent to Miss Virginia Gray
son, at the Citizens Building and
Loan office in Rutherfordton, or
handed to Rev. G. R. Gillespie, For
jLOCAL PEOPLE HEAR
j McNINCH'S ADDRESS
A large number of people of Ruth
erford county attended the Anti-
Smith League speaking in Charlotte
Tuesday night. Mr. Frank McNinch
was the principal speaker, and this
adifress was heard by several thous
and people, representing all sections
of North Carolina. Delegations from
Forest City, Spindale and Ruther
fordton and possibly other places in
the county, were present and heard
The following were dinner guests
of Miss Lanette McMurry Sunday:
Misses Gertrude Jones, Nevelyn Mar
tin and Lena Carter, Cliffside; Mr.
Vernon Harwell, Statesville; Mr.
Frank Harwell, Greensboro, and Mr.
Edwin May, Boiling Springs.
OCCUPY NEW HOME
Airs. A. C. Finch and son Thornton
who have been spending the summer
with relatives in Alabama and South
Carolina returned home Thursday.
Prof, and Mrs. Finch are now occu
pying a new home recently furnished
in the Wilkie sub-division.