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Crowds Greet Congress
man For Speeches; Ends
at Grace Friday
I \«heville, Oct. 31.—Large crowds
tave been greeting Congressman
Zebulon Weaver in his speechmaking
tour of the tenth congressional dis
trict, he said Tuesday in Asheville,
following his trip to Fines Creek sec
tion in Haywood county where he de
livered an address Monday night.
Last week Congressman Weaver
jjade four speeches in the western
counties of his district, being met
rith splendid reception at Bryson
ftv, Franklin, Murphy and Hayes
nlle. he declared. He will make sev
eral speeches this week, closing his
.-tumping tour at Grace school next
"Things look splendid for the Dem
ocratic party throughout the tenth
fctrict and, from all indications I
iave received, my majority in the
general election to return to congress
fill be as large, if not larger than
it was in 1926," declared Mr. Weav
er. "Everywhere I have been greet
ed by large crowds and a general en
tusiasm for the Democratic ticket,
rhere is a heavy swing towards Gov
ernor A 1 Smith and the entire Dem
ocratic ticket, something proportion
ately simlar to that which seems to
be going on all over the nation at the
Congressman Weaver defeated
Capt. Kenneth Smathers, Republican
in 1926 by over 7,000 majority. The
Republicans this time have put out
George M. Pritchard, Asheville at
torney, against him.
The ghosts and goblins were all
a gay array on Saturday evening at
:'our o'clock, when Miss Francis
Courtney bade each come and wish
cer luck on this, her birthday. The
cats and bats were up to tricks and
lid their bit to usher in the spirit
of Halloween, the old witch came,
her mysteries to perform, while the
old gipsy most terrible things did
do. The den was dark and spooky
[and each little ghost such fun did
have, bobbing apples, whistling and
such, until each was changed into a
charming girl and boy who presented
Francis with lovely gifts. Many
ames were played until Mrs. Court
ney had them march to the beauti
ful table where delicious ice cream
ad cake were served with pretty
iittle Halloween favors.
Each guest declared Frances a
?racious hostess and wished for her
®any returns of the day. Thirty
•nests were present.
5 THE GARDNER RALLY
The peak of the Mecklenburg Dem
ocratic campaign will be reached
Thursday night, when the party's
ttndidate for Governor, O. Max
Gardner, will be chief orator and the
*casion is expected to be one of po
•tot influence for the cause, espec
% for the State and congressional
«kets. In the closing weeks of the
■•ampaign more attention has been
ftid to these particular tickets than
pd been manifested in the early
ltt a ?es, and reports indicate a safe
B*liverance, particularly is no con-
B*m felt as to Gardner's pronounced
He deserves the support of
Democrats, Smith and anti, and
| W is indication that a large ele
■ leß t of the Republican party is in-
B e d his way, for it is easy for Re
■ Urticans to give their vote to be
■ N of the Democratic State ticket.
■m inducement is the greater be-
many anti-Smith Democrats, it
Blotto be denied, are going to vote
;1 ,lf their candidate for President and
makes strong plea.—
1 MARKET OPENS AT 9 A. M.
B Effective this week the Forest City
ffl Market will open each market
at 9 a. m., instead of 8 p. m-
B 3 change is made on account of
U 6 s hortness of the day, and many
r nna ble to prepare their produce
exhibit by 8 a. ra.
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY "ONE OK THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUT rCITIES IN THE U. S. A." u! S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF F 3 T CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
"MISS FOREST CITY" .
IN UTAH PAPER
Mr. Thos. G. Stone stated Mon
day that he had been surprised up
on seeing the picture of "Miss Forest
City" in the Park City, Utah, Record.
The picture was sent to over 2,000
newspapers in the United States.
LADY DIED FRIDAY
Mrs. Julia Morrison Ensley,
Aged 76, Claimed by Death
—Funeral Held Satur
Rutherordton, Oct. 30.—Mrs. Jul
ia Morrison Ensley, aged 76, daugh
ter of the late Robbin Morrison and
widow of the late Asbury Ensley,
died Friday afternoon about six
o'clock at her home here on Green
street after an illness of several
Funeral services and burial were
held at Brittain Presbyterian church
Saturday afternoon with Revs. W.
L. Latham and R. T. Baker in
charge. A large crowd of sorrowing
friends and relatives attended. Her
grave was covered with beautiful
Mrs. Ensley, who was twice mar
ried, made her home here with her
daughter, Miss Laura Ensley. She
first married Geo. Waters. He died
several years ago. One son, Geo.
Waters, of Indiana survives, also one
grand-daughter, Miss Venetia Wat
ers of Rutherfordton. Her second
marriage was to Mr. Asbury Ensley.
He died some time ago. The fol
lowing children survive the second
marriage: Mr. Guss Ensley of Yates
ville, Ga.; Mrs. Bruce Blankenship
of Sunshine section; Mrs. A. C. Tay
lor,. Stanley, N. C.; Mr. Spurgeon
Ensley, Birmingham, >Ala.,- and
Laura Ensley, Rutherfordton.
One brother, Mr. P. M. Morrison of
Union Mills, Route two, well known
citizen and Confederate Veteran, is
the only surviving brother.
Mrs. Ensley was a devoted mem
ber of the Presbyterian church. She
was a good neighbor and a kind
mother. She enjoyed helping others.
She always started the day s work
by reading the Bible. She stated be
fore she died that she had read the
Holy Bible through sixteen times.
BISHOP CANNON TO
SPEAK SATURDAY 2:30 P. M.
Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of the
Methodist church, will speak at the
court-house in Rutherfordton Satur
day afternoon, November 3 at 2:30
o'clock. He will speak on "The Moral
Issues of the day, Their meaning now
and in the future." His address will
deal principally with the political
campaign. He is speaking under the
auspices of the Anti-Smith Democrat
Mrs. Camnitz, Anti-Smith speaker,
who was to have been in the county
this week, has been called to Eastern
What ever became of the old
fashioned girl who used to spend
Saturday mornings- breathing into
lamp chimneys and cleaning them
with an old newspaper?
How the Electoral Vote Stood in Fire Presidential Elections. «
1908—Republican, Taft 12 —Democratic, Wilson
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLIN, § | RSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1928
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New Machines / 3£, M Cultivation
New agricultural motor machinery which is said to be able to
revolutionize and speed up agricultural products and growing sys
tems of the cultivation of land were demonstrated near Paris re
cently before the French Minister of Agriculture M. Queille, and M.
Pa.nleve, and many other experts. One of the new super agricultural
machines is shown above at work.
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Forest City, Oct. 30.—Revs. H. C.
Sisk, president, and H. C. Kiser, lo
cal pastor, and Messrs. G. P. Warren
and J. D. Owens, lay-delegates will
leave here Thursday morning to at
tend the sixteenth annual conference
of the Missionary Methodist church,
which convenes in Cherryville, the
Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Goforth, of
Kings Mountain, spent Sunday here
with Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Hardin.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Matthis of
Shiloh, were visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Owens last Sunday.
Mr. Fred Porter and family of
Fingerville, S. C., spent Sunday here
Mr. Henry Head and family, of
Caroleen were pleasant visitors here
Mr. Samuel Hardin, Jr., and fam
ily of Gastonia, were visiting rela
tives here last Sunday. ,
Messrs. A. L. Doggett and family
and J. A. Hardin and family were
Gastonia visitors, Sunday.
Misses Indiana and Belle Sisk and
Mrs. H. C. Kiser visited relatives
and friends near Marion Saturday
night and Sunday.
Messrs. Arthur and Ulus Morrow
spent Sunday with their parents on
Rutherfordton, R-2. j
HEAVY BETS ON ELECTION '
New York, Oct. 30. —More than
$250,000 was wagered today on the
floor of the Stock Exchange on the
outcome of the general elections,
ne*t Tuesday, a well-known betting,
Most of it was laid at odds of 4
and' 4 1-2 to 1 that Herbert Hoover
would defeat Governor Smith for the
presidency. Two bets at 5 to 1—
$5,000 against $25,000 and $6,000
against $30,000 were reported.
TWO RUTHERFORD COUPLES
MARRY IN GAFFNEY
Bill Deck, aged 21, of Itom, (Lo
gan Station) was married to Miss Lo
rena Kirksey, 18, of Union Mills, at
the court house in Gaffney, last
week. Fred Bryan, 20 years old, of
Forest City was also married there to
Miss Ailene Milwood, of Forest. City.
Music Club Notes
The annual meeting of the West- i
ern District, N. C. Federation of
Music Clubs will be held on Satur
day, November 3rd, at 10:30 a. m.
in the auditorium of the High School
on Bth Ave., one block west of Route
No. 69, Hendersonville, N. C.
Forest City members of the Senior
and Junior Music clubs are urged to
attend. Take with you a box lunch.
Members wishing to attend this
meeting are requested to notify the
chairman of the Senior Club, phone
167, not later than Wednesday, Oc
All Junior members should notify
Mrs. Theron Wilson, counsellor of
the Junior Music Clubs.
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The Literary Department of the
Woman's Club will meet next Thurs
day afternoon! November 1 at four
o'clock in the banquet hall of Blan
ton's cafe. The following ladies will
serve as hostesses: Mrs. J. W. Dal
ton, Mrs. J. W. Morgan, Mrs. G. R.
Gillespie, Mrs. B. H. Philips, Mrs. B.
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Music Club Meets
The initial meeting of the music
department for the year 1928-29 was
held Friday, October 19, in the club
room of Blanton's Cafe. The hostess
es were; Mrs. J. F. Alexander, Mrs.
R. R. Howes, Mrs. Buford Flack, and
Mrs. Ernest Roberson.
Yellow chrysanthemums were used
as decorations throughout the room.
Mrs. Howes, as Chairman, presid
ed, and greeted the members and
visitors and expressed her regrets
that so many of the talented mem
bers of the club have moved away.
The club is studying sacred music
| for this year. After an interesting
programe the hostesses assisted by
Misses Nelle and Margaret Young
served a delicious salad course..
Spindale, Oct. 30. —The Spindale
Athletic Association will give an oys
ter supper at the Spindale House
Saturday evening from 5 to 8 o'clock.
The proceeds from the supper will go
to the Athletic Association.
| WE MUST BE FAIR.
| (Charlotte News)
p The News must strike back at un- j
l fairness, injustice and hypocrisy!
! whenever and wherever it sees these i
, malicious attributes raising their ug- j
Ily and sinister heads, whether they
j help or hurt the causes of friends or
j Some matters in connection with ;
jthe present tense political campaign
• would not be commented at all upon i
iin these columns except for the re
! action that is felt to attempts to
strike unjustly and viciously or by
unreasonable maneuvers to influence
the voting of the intelligent people
|of North Carolina.
The circulation of the leaflet, said
jto have been set in motion by the
[Democratic Anti-Smith Committee of
jthe State, containing the picture of
Ferdinand Q. Morton, a negro, dic
tating to a white stenographer, with
the caption: "This Is the Race Equal
ity That Southern Democrats May
! Expect if Tammany Wins," is the
J case in point.
j Morton, a civil service commission
jer of New York, was an appointee of
j former Mayor Hylan, who was the
(political protege of William Ran
dolph Hearst, and who was ousted
from his political nest by the Dem
ocratic forces of New York led by
Mayor Walker, who was, in turn,
supported by the influence of Gover
nor Smith. Mr. Hearst, who was re
sponsible for the administration of
Hylan, during whose term this negro
'was appointed and who, under civil
t service regulations, can not now be
i ruthlessly put out, is now viciously
j fighting Governor Smith, the man
! whose influence relegated the Mayor
!of New York who was enthroned by
jthe Hearst interests,
j Some facts, however, were not as
sociated with the leaflet which was
put in widespread circulation in
North Carolina with the hope of
poisoning, by these underhanded
means, the mind of the unthinking
land the prejudiced people of the
State against Governor Smith. The
leaflet with its picture and its con
densed recital of-the negro's appoint
! ment, with the above facts deleted,:
) was set sailing over the State to
j create the natural impression which
such information would naturally j
I magnify in the minds of those with j
no further information.
It is not a valid objection to offer
that Democrats should vote against
Governor Smith on this ground.
There is an abundance of other reas
ons that are altogether pertinent
and plausible and it is a case of ex
cuseless folly that the circulation of
I such an insidious and unreasonable
(information as this should have been
lallowed in a final attempt to make
it appear to the white people of
North Carolina that the Dertiocratic
party has suddenly become the party
offering racial compromise.
And in the interest of fairness and
justice and straightforward dealing
with this distasteful issue, it is perti
nent to remind the voters that South
; ern negro leaders are evidently not
| looking to the election of Governor
j Smith to bring about the condition
of equality which the Anti-Smith j
leaders in this Stats are trying to !
make paramount as an objection
against him at this last moment. ;
They, these negro political leaders, i
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SI.OO Per Year in Advance
COUNTY BOY SCOOT
Local Committees to Be Form
ed in Several County Towns
to Co-operate With
Spindale, Oct. 31.—The Ruther
ford county Boy Scout executive
committee met in the Spindale House
here Tuesday night at 7:30. Mr. F.
C. Kinzie, county vice-president, pre
sided. Mr. R. M. Schiele, Piedmont
Council Scout executive, was pre
sent, and assisted in the work.
It was decided that local town
committees should be organized in
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest
City, Ellenboro and Cliffside, and
probably in Caroleen-Henrietta to
assist in promoting the scout work in
those towns and to co-operate with
the county committee. Mr. R. M.
Schiele will meet a group of repre
sentative citizens in Forest City on
Monday afternoon, November 12, at
4 p. m. to discuss the organization of
such committee. He will also meet a
group in Ellenboro on the same day
at 2 o'clock, p. m. A meeting
j will be held in Spindale on Tuesday,
| November 13 at 4 p. m. Meetings for
| other towns will be held at later
Miss Eugenia Norville, of Cliffside,
lis the guest of Mrs. E. E. McCurry.
are still pinning their faith to the
Republican candidate. As an evidence
of which we submit some informa
tion which has been in our posses
sion for some time and which would
never have been printed except for
what we now regard as a demand
arising from a sense of fair play and
This evidence is in the form of a
letter addressed "To The Negro Vot
ers of Cook County, Illinois" and
signed by a number of the negro
leaders of Alabama, and follows:
"Dear and Esteemed Sirs:
"As a negro of the South, I know
that the welfare of the race depends
upon the election of the Hon. Her
bert Hoover as President of our great
and glorious Country.
"Here in Alabama the salvation of
our race is bound up in the prohi
"In the old days, whiskey was the
black man's curse and the black
woman's curse, too. Since prohibi
tion came, our people have come out
of the darkness, and come into the
light. Because of progress made by
our race under prohibition, I am sure
that the good white men and good
white women of Alabama will join
hands with us in electing Mr. Hoov
er, and thereby keeping prohibition
in force in our State.
"This i§ the first step we have to
take in redeeming our race from our
present bondage. All other steps will
surely follow, provided we can elect
"The level-headed leaders in Ala
bama agree that it is not wise to
claim equality with the white race.
But looking ahead, Mr. Hoover's
election will pave the way for that
"If this can be done, I am sure
j that in four years all negroes in Al
abama will be permitted to vote. Our
leaders agree that this will surely bt
1 "When our people are permitted to
( vote, that fact will mean that we will
! have political equality with the
j whites. When we get this political
1 equality, we will use our votes to
help the good white people maintain
"This is only a suggestion. I hope
that it will appeal to you and ether
Republican leaders interested in our
race's welfare, North and South.
"HOOVER, PROHIBITION, PO
LITICAL EQUALITY AND ALL
RIGHTS GIVEN US BY THE FIF
TEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE
CONSTITUTION THESE WILL
BE OURS AS SURE AS THE
NIGHT FOLLOWS THE DAY.
"Thanking you for your attention,
and begging God to bless you in your
great work for our race."—Political
Adv. * e . .