VOL. X—No. 52
FATHER AND SON
Sons of Kiwanians are Enter
tained by Club at Monday
"Father and Son" night was fit
tingly observed Monday night by the
Forest City Kiwanis club with a
splendid program in charge of Dr.
A. C. Duncan. Practically all of the
many Kiwanians present were ac
companied by their sons, the signifi
cance of which was the presence of
so many Juniors. All joined lustily
in singing "Our Boys Will Shine To
night" and other selections appropri
ate to the occasion. Mrs. D. H. Sut
ton was introduced to the club and
eloquently proclaimed to the fathers
and sons present, the duty of father
to son and son to father from "A
Mother's Viewpoint." In her splendid
address Mrs. Sutton recalled the de
votion %ind watchcare of fathers of
Bible acquaintance and urged closer
and more cordial relation between
father and son. Rev. Geo. R. Gilles
pie followed Mrs. Sutton with a short
address from a father's viewpoint,
citing the necessity of constant as
sociation, fellowship and companion
ship of father and son. This however
would not be sufficient in the ful
filling of a father's duty, unless that
same ideal relationship should reach
out to the other father's son. "You
be a pal to my boy, and I will be a
pal to yours." When the other fath
er's son is in trouble then is the time
to be his friend.
As many of the Kiwanians who
could possibly do so were urged to
attend the district convention in
Winston-Salem October 9-10-11, ow
ing to the fact that the Forest City
club has a candidate for Lieut-Gov
ernor and that the club will sponsor
Howard Magness on the second day
of the convention.
MATTRESS FIRM OPENED
HERE MONDAY MORNING
The Forest City Mattress (30., a
new Forest City firm opened Monday
morning for business in their stand
near the Seaboard depot. This new
company will do general mattress
renovating and will also sell new
mattresses. The firm is in charge of
Mr. H. D. Mahaffee, of Spartanburg,
who has had fifteen years in this
line. Mr. Mahaffee, in an ad in this
issue, states that work will be call
ed for and delivered the same day.
MR. JOHN THOMAS WILL
MOVE TO GREENVILLE
The numerous friends of Mr. John
Thomas, manager of the Candy Kitch
en, will hear with much regret that
he is leaving this week end for Green
ville, S. C., where he will be engaged
Mr. Thomas came here about five
years ago and opened the Candy
Kitchen, which met with splendid suc
cess. During his stay here he and his
family have made many friends all of
whom are sorry to have this good
The regular monthly meeting of
the Wayside Gang will be held on
next Tuesday evening, October 9th,
in the banquet hall at Blanton s
Cafe, at 7:30. Please call Miss Myrt
le Wilkerson at the B. and L. office
so arrangements for supper may be
made. Come on "gang" let's have a
good crowd and get ready to go to
Charlotte on October 19th for a big
CHILD HIT BY CAR
Spindale, Oct. 2.—A small child
of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Lddford was hit
by a car here Monday nooti, and sufr
fered a brdken thigh and several
braises. The child, according to wit
nesses, left the school ground, on its
way home to lunch, and crossed the
highway directly in front of an ap
proaching car. The driver made an
attempt to stop, but was so close on
the child he could not do so. The
child was taken to the hospital where
It is recuperating nicely.
J FORESTCITY COURIER
FOREST CITY "ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED ANDJfOSTBEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY.
TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE
ATTEND COUNTY FAIR TUESDAY
School Day Attendance Sets
New Record at Rutherford
The Rutherford County fair open
ed Tuesday for five big days. The
attendance Tuesday was estimated at
20,000 for the day. The free acts
are up to the usual standard, and are
given each afternoon and evening in
front of the grandstand.
The J. J. Page shows have one of
the largest midways on the ground
ever placed here. They have about
twenty-five concessions and shows.
The main exhibit hall has a va r
riety of community exhibits and
commercial booths. On the right on
entering is the W. L. Horn Overland
Co.'s Whippet booth. Next to this
booth is the display of the .Spindale
Textile Shofc which exhibits the
Rutherford county textile products.
Next to this is the commercial booth
of Mr. P. W. Eskridge, of Ruther
fordton, with a display of frigidaires.
Mt. Vernon community and school
has a fine community exhibit, as does
the 4 H club girls of Cool Springs, j
The Cool Springs and Ellenboro Vo
cational Agriculture Departments j
each have an attractive booth show- ]
ing some examples of the work of
Mr. B. E. Haynes, of Rutherford
ton, R-l, Mr. Monroe McDonald, the
Sarelme Farm and Mr. L. S. Nash, i
of Rutherfordton, R-l, each have |
farm and home exhibits, which con- j
sists of vegetables, field products,
Among the other community ex
hibits are the Mt. Pleasant, Watkins,
and Harris communities. These dis
plays are admirably arranged, and
gives some fine examples of the var
ious field and truck crops produced
in those thriving centers.
The Alexander Womans' Club has
a very interesting health display,
while the West End Club has a
unique booth, which represents
wedding scene. Each of the charac
ters participating in the wedding rep
resents some vegetable or food.
The J. H. Burgess farm, of Union
Mills, R-l, has a splendid farm ex
hibit. The North Carolina Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment has an educational booth, where
pamphlets regarding the ' conserva
tion of the state's natural resources
are handed out. In this booth is a
large wild cat.
The Farmers Federation and The
Cliffside Mills Store have exhibits
featuring their merchandise. Mr.
W. G. Magness has a booth exhibiting
Wurlitzer pianos. The Sun booth is
next followed by the Wilson-Stamey
Co., featuring flour; The Doggett
Motor Co., and the Forest City Feed
and Fertilizer Co.
The livestock shown this year is
under the usual standard with the
exception of the hogs and poultry.
The exhibits in hogs include the Po
land Chinas, of Mr. C. W. Mayfield,
Forest City, R-2; Polaad Chinas of
Mr. W. H. Hogan, of Forest City,
R-l; Poland Chinas of Mr. Guy Lewis,
of Forest City, R-2; Burocs of Mr.
A. G. Hamrick, Rutherfordton, R-l;
Durocs, O. I. C., and Essex of Mr.
Parker, of Newtoern, and Mr. Zeno
Lancaster, of Forest City, R-l.
Mr. Mayfield won prizes in every
class in which he exhibited last week
at the Cleveland county fair.
The poultry show is sponsored by
the -Rutherford county Poultry as
sociation and includes entries in ev-
Wreckage. Supplies Coffins for Storm Dead
. This photograph, taken at Belle Glade, Florida, shows men making a
coffin from the wreckage of the'homes there. With more than a
thousand dead, there was a demand for coffins in which to bury the dead.
Rough caskets were made from the wreckage of house*.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1928.
S. P. DUNNAGAN TO
SPEAK AT SHILOH
Mr. S. P. Dunnagan, of Ruther
fordton, will speak at the Shiloh
school house on Monday evening, Oc
tober 8, at 7:30, according to an
announcement made yesterday by Mr.
C. O. Ridings, chairman of the Dem
ocratic executive committee. Mr.
Dunnagan will speak on the political
situation of the day and will have a
message of interest to all. Ladies are
j Mr. William Maurice Pleasants was
j married to Miss Mabel King Sanders
j at Skyland on Wednesday, September
26, according to announcements re
ceived here. Following an extended
wedding tour the couple will be at
home in Reidsville, where Mr, Pleas
ants holds a responsible position.
Mrs. Pleasants was a former school
teacher in this county, having taught
at Forest City, Spindale and Ruth
erfordton-Spindale Central High.
COUNTY CLUB ORGANIZED
AT WEAVER COLLEGE j
Weaverville, Oct. 3.—At its organ
ization Tuesday, the Henderson-
Rutherford-Polk Club of Weaver
College elected the following offic
ers: President, J. O. Summey, of Sa
luda; vice-president, Miss Josephine
Young, Forest City; secretary and
treasurer, Miss Ida Lee Poteat, of
Fletcher. Miss Young has also been !
elected vice-president of the Junior j
Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Mcßrayer are
receiving congratulations over the
arrival of a daughter, born Wednes
day, September 26th. The little lady
has been named Mary Jane Mcßray
The regular monthly meeting of
the officers and teachers of the Sun
day school of the First Baptist
church will meet Thursday evening at
7:30 in the young matron's class
room. A full attendance is desired. i
ery class of poultry for which prem-1
iums are offered in the catalog.
Following the free acts Tuesday
afternoon a Charleston Contest for
whites was held, followed by a con
test for colored. A 100 yard dash for
boys over sixteen was ran, which was
won by Glenn Keller, of Spindale. A
similar race for boys 12 to 15 years
was held; and fifty yard dash for
boys and girls under twelve was run.
These local. attractions were in
charge of Mr. C. S. Royster.
The free acts include Grace Thom :
as' pets, the Red Grange Troupe of
Football Dogs and the acting horses.
An acrobatic exhibition is included
in the free acts afternoon and eve
ning. Fireworks are an added feature
Wednesday afternoon's special at-
were mute trotting and
mule running rafce, in two hdata. Mr.
J. W. Whiteside had charge of the
race. Thursday afternoon will be
taken up with boxing contests. A
horse race will be given Friday af
ternoon. No free acts will be Satur
day afternoon, but a ten round pro
fessional fight will be staged Satur
DR. W. C. BOSTIC, JR.
TO WED GEORGIA
LADY OCT. 20
Prominent Young Doctor Will
Wed Miss Elizabeth Van
Cleave Stevens, of
Announcements have been recived
here by friends of Dr. W. C. Bostic,
Jr., reading as follows:
"Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus F. Stev
ens request the honor of your pres
ence at the marriage of their daugh
ter, Elizabeth Van Cleave to Doc
tor William Chivous Bostic. Jr., on
Saturday the twentieth of October,
Nineteen hundred and twenty-eight
at half after eight o'clock in the
evening. Carlton Baptist Church,
OAK GROVE NEWS
Bostic, R-3, Oct. 2.—Those visiting
at Mr. W. P. Tate's during the week
end were Rev. C. F. Tate and family
and Miss Ethel Tate of near Ashe
yille and Mr. C. N. Tate and family
Mrs. Henry Taylor and Miss Dora
and Mr. Earl Taylor of Avondale vis
ited at Mrs. J. M. Randall's Sunday
afternoon. " *
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Carpenter
and children Leaborn, Merle and
Earlene of Cliffside were visitors in
! this community Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Harrill spent
Sunday at Mr. Coren Bailey's.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Harrill and
Misses Maude and Pauline Harrill vis
ited at Mrs. J. M. Randall's Thurs
Mrs. L. J. Hamrick, spent a few
days last week with her brother, Mr.
L. D. Wilkie.
Mr. J. T. Webb and family were
i visitors in Forest City Sunday after
Miss Docia Beam spent a few days
last week at Mr. M. B. Beam's.
Mr. and Mrs. Orell Wright spent
the week end at Ellenboro.
Misses Leigh, Maude and Pauline !
Harrill and Eugenia and Pearle Ran
dall and Messrs. Cletus and Grady
Randall all attended the surprise
party at Miss Ruth Harrill's near
Concord Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown and lit
tle daughter, of Forest City were vis-1
I itors at Mr. L. D. Wilkie's Sunday
Mr. Elijah Hamrick and family of
I Ellenboro were visitors at Mr. W. T.
1 Harrill's Sunday afternoon.
Misses Coye and Annie McDaniel
and Messrs. Kelly Goforth and Char
ley Brooks attended the fair at Shel
by Friday night.
Mr. James Melton and family of
Spindale spent the week end at Mr.
N. A. Greene's.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Wilkie and
Miss Belle Wilkie spent Friday night,
at Mrs. J. N. Randall's.
Mrs. Eva Hamrick spent a few j
days last week with her daughter
Mrs. K. M. Randall and Mr. Randall.
A large number from this com
munity attended the birthday dinner j
at Mr. Robert Biggerstaff's, near
Race Path, Sunday.
Miss Leigh Harrill of Rutherford- j
ton spent the week end with her,
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Harrill. |
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Harrill spent I
Saturday night at Mr. W. T. Har
Mrs. J. M. K. Randall spent last i
week with her sister, Mrs. P. N. Ham
rick, near Caroleen.
Mr. Laxton Moore and family
spent Sunday in Caroleen.
Misses Eugenia, Pearle and Ollie
rea Randall, Mrs. J. M. Randall,
Messrs. Cletus and Grady - Randall
were visitors at Mr. L. D. Wilkie's
Sunday and Sunday night.
R. L HENRY TO SPEAK
Congressman Robert L. Henry,
representative of one of the Texas
districts in congress, will address the
voters of Rutherford county at the
court house on Tuesday, October 9,
at 7:30 p. m. Mr. Henry is a speaker
of ability and will have a message of
much interest to the people of the
county. Ladies are especially invited
!"MISS FOREST CITY" IS
! FIRST TO ENTER IN
Picture of Beautiful Forest City Girl Sent To
Over Two Thousand Newspapers
By News Agency
■ I £ -v&aßan ;
BiH H -
IWTOCASTER |fl| :
The above picture of Miss Willie
Lou Jones, winner of the local beau
ty contest, and who will represent
Forest City in the national contest
for the title of "Miss Small Town
America," was sent out to over two
thousand newspapers in the United
States this week by the Autocaster
i News Service of New York, who are
(Special to The Courier)
Caroleen, Oct. 2.—The teachers of
j the Caroleen and Henrietta schools
were delightfully entertained at the
home of Superintendent and Mrs. A.
C. Lovelace last Friday evening. A
profusion of floweis in gay autumn
1 colors lent an added charm to the
' attractive rooms. Promptly at 8
o'clock the guests oegan to arrive
and when all had assemblad partners
were found by parts of
bats, owls, witches and other Hallow
e'en emblems. Booklets containing a
flower and tree contest were tied
with black and yellow ribbon and a
touch of the same colors in the re
freshments suggested the Hollowe'en
season. Miss Pearl Neal and James
Mahaffee won the prize In the book
let contest. In a presidential contest
jthe prize was won by Mrs. Robert
, Neal. An amusing "stunt" was the
telling of their favorite joke by each
one present. This was greeted by
peals of laughter. A musical feature,
: in which three groups sang different
i songs separately and collectively fur
j nished lots of fun. Miss Etta Head
read a little girl's essay on husbands
which was very funny. The reading
of the biography of some of those
present added to the merriment. Mrs.
Lovelace assited by Mrs. M. B. Ma
haffee served nut ice cream, cake,
mints, and salted nuts. A marshmal
low toast on the moonlit lawn con
cluded the evening's entertainment.
The weather was ideal for just such
an occasion. The invited guests were
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lovelace, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Hamilton, Mr. and
Mrs. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Neal, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Andrews,
Mr. and Mrs. Buren Phillips, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bland, Mr. and Mrs. B.
B. Smart, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Mahaf
fee, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mahafee,
James Mahafee, Misses Lucile Wall,
Brama Layne, Neal, Pearl Gil
lespie, Margpret Cleo Sane,
Etta Head, Ess re Hemphill,
Lee Morri'ssefte, Amanda Heard, Vir
ginia PooFe, Ella Lynch, Ethral Eb
ron, Mary Pratt, Margaret Lynch.
Mrs. L. B. Harrill spent last week
with her sister, Mrs. Hammett in
Greenville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Shober visited
Mr. and Mrs. Arbuth Smart at
' Mboresboro last Sunday. Mr. and
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
J conducting the national beauty con
Forest City will gain nation-wide
publicity in the distribution of tMs
In sending out the picture, with
their other news features for this
week, the Autocaster News Service
"This picture gives you a glimpse
of the first girl reported to us a win
ner in a l ocal beauty contest for the
choice of the town's representative
in the Nationwide Contest for the
title of "Miss Small Town America."
She is "Miss Forest City" of North
| Another and better picture of Miss
I Jones has been sent in to be entered
Jin the national contest, to be held
| October 15. Thousands of dollars
worth of prizes are to be given the
winner of the beauty contest and an
offer to appear in the movies or in
The Courier is proud of Forest
City's entry in the national beauty
contest and believes she has a chance
to win. *
The national contest is a big thing,
conducted by big people, and of na
j tional scope. *
; The winner will not only have the
| honor of being heralded over the na
tion as the most beautiful girl of
j the small towns of the United States,
i but with the handsome prizes and
| offers of stage or movie contracts,
j will most likely realize more than a
| million dollars as her reward.
j FALL BREAKS CHILD'S ARM
| Rutherfordton, R-l, Oct. 2.—Silas
! the small son of Mr. and Mrs. I. L.
Johnson, who live near Kistlers'
Chapel, broke his arm Saturday when
he fell from the porch to the ground.
He was taken to the hospital where
; medical attention was given, and at
; latest reports the break is healing
| LOVELY BIRTHDAY PARTY
= On Saturday afternoon from four
: to six Miss Helen Thomas entertain
| ed a number of her little friends, cel
ebrating her twelfth birthday. As the
j guests arrived they were directed to
j the sunroom and were served punch
! by Misses Frances Courtney and Mar
!tha Anne Thomas. Rook was played
at three tables.
After the games Miss Margaret
I Bostic gave several delightful read
ings which were much enjoyed and
appreciated by the children. The
house was beautifully decorated in
fall flowers and golden rod, carrying
out the color scheme of yellow and
pink, and which was also emphasized
in the refreshments consisting of an
ice course, cake, mints and fruits.
The favors were yellow baskets fill
ed with pink and yellow hearts and
much amusement was had in reading
their "fortunes" from the hearts.
Helen was the recipient of many
lovely gifts from her little friends
making it an occasion long to be re
membered by those present. The
guests were: Misses. Ethel Young,
Martha Moores, Kathleen Alexander,
Mary Roberts Reinhardt, Margaret
McKinney, Pearl Frye, Nell, Mary
Leslie and Martha Anne Thomas,
Marjorie Padgett, Mary Logan King,
Kathrine Bradley, Frances Courtney
and Miss Margaret Bostic.
Mrs. Smart recently celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary.
A large number of friends and
relatives gathered at the home of
and Mrs. Reuben McDanM last
Sunday to celebrate the birthday of
The Harrilltown circle of the Bap
tist Missionary society met at the
home of Mrs. D. B. Lynch last week
and quilted three quilts. One will
be sent to the Alexander school at '
Union Mills. The other two to South