Cotton, lb. 18 3-4 c
Seed. 10» ' bs - $ 2 - 15
Wednesday, 2 P. M.
SPENCER MILL TO
TO WEAVE SHED
addition Will House Two Hun
tired New Looms—Twen
ty New Cottages to be
! Spindale, Nov. 21.—The Spencer
Corporation, of this place, has let
contract for the construction of an
addition to the weave shed approx
imately 140 by 125 feet, and expects
to install two hundred additional
looms as soon as the building can be
completed, according to an announce
ment made Tuesday by Mr. K. S.
The construction of the new ad
dition will necessitate the erection of
twenty new cottages for the accom
modation of the new people who will
come to Spindale to operate the in
The Spencer Corporation is the
largest of the Spindale group of
mills, and is also the oldest from a
standpoint of operation, being the
first mill built in Spindale.
The new addition will be placed
at the end of the present weave shed.
Construction work will probably be
srin within the next three or four
weeks. It is understood that exca
vation and grading will begin with
in a few days.
THE CLIFFSIDE NEWS
OMITTED THIS WEEK
We understand that Editor B. E.
Roach of the Cliffside News was out
of town first of the week, hence we
have been compelled to omit his in
teresting Cliffside page from this is-
Uc, which will doubtless occasion re
gret among our many readers.
Mr. Roach has been both faithful
and efficient in the conduct of the
Cliffside News, always producing an
interesting weekly page for the up
lift of his hustling little city. His
faithful efforts have been apprec
iated by our readers as well as the
editor of The Courier.
Mr. Roach was entitled to a short
vacation, and all hope to see his in
teresting page next week.
Practically everybody would be
glad to see some practical means of
farm relief brought about by legisla
tion, but the wise farmer is not de
pending too much on politicians for
a betterment of his condition.
Some instances in which farmers
have successfully sought relief
through better methods are related
in a recent magazine article which
gives food for thought. Here are a
John D. Brader of Oswego, Kan.,
rented out three-fourths of his land
seven years ago and devoted the rest
to dairy cattle and poultry. From 17
cows and 350 hens he cleared $2,600
last years. Fifteen years ago he was
a renter; now he owns his farm and
is president of a bank.
A. E. Nelson of Gonvick, Minn.,
found a few dairy cows profitable,
so he increased his herd, likewise in
creasing his monthly milk check to
-an average of S3OB.
Henry Hogeman of Emmet Coun
ty lowa, got out of the beaten path
*>y raising 30 acres of beets which
bought him $3,600 last season. Will
iam Jlolison, another lowa farmer,
raised a big flock of poultry in con
action with his other farming oper
ations and made money.
In many sections oi the South the
'Cow, sow and hen" are bringing
prosperity to farmers who formerly
poorer and poorer through de
pending on cotton alone. In every
state rr.any progressive farmers are
bettering their condition by similar
There is no denying that agricul
ture is in a bad way generally, but
a hotter planned farm program would
enable many farmers to overcome
this condition to a great extent.
Miss Mary Harper teacher of mus
*c in the school here had the mis
*ortune to fall and sprain her right
[ 0n Tuesday morning. It was at
' ' rs t thought to be broken, but after
t ex &mination proved to be badly
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANN * BEAUTIFUL CITIES INTHE U. S.A." U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE~SURVEY.
The Cool Springs high school
football team will play the
Black Mountain high school
team here Friday afternoon,
beginning at 3:30 o'clock.
TO COUNTY CLUB
Members of Club Hear Ward
Threatt, State's Most
The November meeting of The
Rutherford County Club was held at
Ellenboro Tuesday at one o'clock.
About sixty plates were served by
the domestic science class of the
Ellenboro school. Mr. A. B. Bushong
welcomed the members of the club to
Ellenboro. A chorus was rendered
by the members of the Ellenboro
home economics class, followed by
readings by Miss Maude Wright, the
county's champion reader.
Mr. C. F. Cline, chairman of the
road committe, reported that con
tracts had been let for the grading
and topsoiling of Route 19, Ruther
fordton to Marion. Mr. W. B. Walk
er called attention to the fact that
the road was only twenty-four feet
wide, and a committee was then ap
pointed by the club to confer with
the proper officials in regard to
changing the width to a standard
thirty-feet wide road. This committee
is Messrs. N. C. Harris, W. B. Walk
er and J. H. Burwell.
Attorney Speight Beam, of Shel
by, introduced the principal speaker,
Mr. Ward Threatt, of Charlotte. Mr.
Threatt confined his remarks en
tirely to wit and humor, and kept the
members in a congenial mood.
A ballot was taken for nomination
of new officers for 1929. Messrs. M.
L. Edwards, S. E. Elmore and J. W.
Matheny compose the nominating
committee, and they will report the
result of this month's ballot, which
will be voted on at the December
FOOTBALL PLAYER HURT
IN SHELBY GAME IMPROVING
Charles Ford, Golden Tornado full
back, was injured in the Shelby-For
est City football game last Friday
at S t helby. His injuries necessitated
his removal to the Shelby hospital,
where he spent the night, returning
home Saturday. He is now back in
school, and his friends are delighted
to know that his injuries will not
prove serious. Ford is one of the out
standing players on the Forest City
H. C. BROWN TELLS OF COUNTY
WAYSIDE GANG MEETING
Harold C. Brown, of Charlotte, or
iginator of the Wayside Gang idea,
and chief of the Gang, had this to
say of the Rutherford County Way
side Gang meeting held recently in
"Well, folks, Old Wayside went up
to the meeting of the Rutherford
county Wayside Gang last Tuesday
evening. It was held at Cliffside
this time. Cliffdweller met us at
Shelby and toted us the rest of the
way and home again. At 7:00 p. m.
a banquet was served in the Haynes
Memorial hall, at which some 64
folks sat down, with the little shut
in, Miss Pantha Smart, (Pansy) as
guest of honor. Donald turned up
unexpectedly from Charlotte and was
a welcome addition to the bunch of
good fellows already assembled,
"At 8:00 p. m. every one went over
to the auditorium where approxi
mately 300 folks listened to a clever
program of entertainment and to an
address on Waysiding by the Old
Boy himself. Thirty new member
ships were brought in and credited
to Pansy, while a collection of $8.95
was taken up for the Wayside
phund. A big group motored over
from Forest City and the general
concensus of opinion was, that a
great time had been enjoyed by all.
Great credit should be given to An
dy Gump and Cliffdweller, both of
Cliffside, for the success of the eve
PUBLISHED IN 7 | & NTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
— £ .
FORE £ g ;Y, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1928
Here are three poses of Mrs. Herbert Hoover, who will grace the White
House during the Administration of Mr. Hoover. Intimates of Mrs. Hoover
say she will be ideally fitted for her most exacting duties as the mistress of
the White House. She has poise, graciousness, simplicity and straightfor
wardness, and is a woman of great culture and highly developed artistic
Public Invited To Inspect New
City Hall Friday Evening
Forest City People Requested
To Visit New Building and
Meet City Officials
Forest City's new city hall will be
opened for public inspection Friday
evening at 7 o'clock, according to an
announcement made by Mayor Chas.
The city offices have been moved
into the new building, which was
recently completed, and after this
week all city business will be trans
acted from the new hall.
The building was erected at a
DR. YOUNT TO
Dr. C. S. McCall Is Elected
Secretary of First District
Hickory, Nov. 20. —Completing
plans to meet next summer at Ashe
ville in conjunction with the annual
dental clinic, and selecting officers
for the incoming year, the eighth
annual session of the first district
dental society adjourned Monday
night at the close of the banquet
held in the ball room of Hotel Hick-
Dr. C. B. Yount was elected pres
ident of the district society, succeed
ing Dr. A. Pitt Beam of Shelby. The
other officers including Dr. Tom
Wilkins of Gastonia, president-elect,
are Dr. J. B. Little, of Hickory, vice
president, and Dr. C. S. McCall of
Forest City, secretary-treasurer.
W. A. Self, Hickory attorney, was
toastmaster at the banquet. Enter
tainment included numbers by the
South Mountain trio, composed of
Dr. J. H. Shuford, and Mr. and
Mrs. O. Simmons, and the musical
selections of Mrs. J. H. Shuford
and Mrs. John McFarland. Rev.
Vance Havner, minister and philoso
pher of Catawba county made the
only formal talk on the program.
CIRCLE NO. 1 GIVES
KID PARTY TUESDAY
The Kathleen Alexander Mission
ary Society Circle No. One gave a
cute party on Tuesday evening from
7:30 to 9:30 at the home of Mrs. M.
H. Hewitt. All the member of this
circle came dressed as children, car
rying dolls, tops and marbles. Many
games such as children play, songs,
story telling and speeches were en
joyed, then the maid passed all day
suckers around to the children. Some
of them tried to eat paper and the
sticks. Each one's waist measure was
taken and they in turn had to give
that many pennies. A nice sum of
$5.00 was realized from this to go to
the missionary fund. Refreshments
of animal cakes and Coca-Cola was
served. The £rize, a noise maker was
presented to Mrs. Walsh Moore for
the best costume and saying the most
"cute" speeches. About fifteen mem
bers were present and a few invited
guests. All enjoyed a jolly good time
being children once more.
cost of approximately $25,000. Be
sides having offices for each of the
city's departments, it also houses the
fire department, the police depart
ment and has the city jail built in
connection with the structure.
Construction work was completed
on the building some weeks ago, but
the city officials were delayed in
moving on account of part of the in
terior furnishings not arriving on
Mayor Flack invites all of the
people of Forest City to come out
Friday evening and inspect the new
building and meet the city officials.
To Meet in City Hall This Af
ternoon. Citizenship and
The Woman's Club will hold a gen
eral meeting at the city hall Thursday
afternoon November 22 at 3:30. All
members are requested to be present
as several matters will come before
the club. Chairmen and secretaries
of each division are specially request
ed to be present and bring a written
report of the work that has been
done this club year. Don't forget the
date and the place. Come out and
see our new City Hall.
A" very pleasant meeting of the
.citizenship department of the Wom
[ an's Club was held with Mrs. G. C.
McDaniel, November 5, 1928.
Mrs. R. W. Sholar read a paper,
"What the Christmas Seal is Do
Mrs. G. C. McDaniel read, "Plan
ning and Planting the Home
Next meeting will be held in City
Hall, December 3.
Cemetery committee: Mrs. R. E.
Biggerstaff, chairman, Mrs. J. F.
Alexander, Mrs. T. R. Padgett. This
committee will please be ready to re
port at the next meeting.
On Friday afternoon, November
16th, the members and guests of the
music department were delightfully
entertained by Mesdames J. S. Rudi
sill, W. B. Hamrick, W. A. Ayers
and Miss Princa Gaines. The large
hall of Blanton's Cafe was made
very attractive with baskets of large
chrysanthemums in all colors, one
table being especially lovely with
large white blooms. A short program
by members of the club preceded
a splendid talk on the inspiration of
music in religious worship, and ex
planations and advantages of hymn
contests by the State chairman of
church music, Mrs. J. K. Pfohl of
Winston-Salem. Mrs. Pfhol is emi
nently qualified •to hold • this state
office by reason of her long asso
ciation with religious influences hav
ing been for many years the wife of
a well known Moravian minister of
our state and chair master and organ
ist of the Home Moravian church of
Winston-Salem. Her unaffected 1 and
charming manner appealed to all.
Following on the program was a
j group of folk songs of other coun-
Polk Farmer Killed
By Negro Monday
P.-T. MEETING HELD j
AT HIGH SCHOOL!
The November meeting of the P.
T. A. was held in the library of the
High School. Delightful refreshments
were served by the hostesses after
the program and business meeting.
The attendance was excellent, there
being over fifty present. Our mem
bership campaign drive proved to be j
very successful. Fifty dollars was
added to the treasury as a result.
Miss Agnes Barnes' room won the
prize in High Cchool and Mrs. Grif
fin's in Grammar school. Harry Lat
timore won as the individual High
school pupil and Arthur McDaniel,
Jr., at the Grammar school. Our pres
ident, Mrs. Verner is very much
pleased with the result of the cam
Our next P.-T. A. meeting will be
held at the Grammar School building
on Wednesday, December 12, 1928.
Cliffside, Nov. 19.—The regular
monthly meeting of the board of
Stewards was held last Monday night.
Officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: L. G. Garvin,
chairman, W. W. Winn, Secretary,
Geo. C. Shuford, Treasurer. A num- |
ber of minor matters were taken up 1
and disposed of during the meeting. 1
Rev. D. H. Rhinehart and Mr. J.
D. Hunt attended the District Stew
ards meeting at Marion last Thurs
Quite a number were absent from .
Church Sunday on account of sick
ness. Among those were Mr. L. G.
Garvin, Mr. D. C. Colvin, and Miss
The Sacrament was administered
last Sunday morning at the close of
SMALL TOWN INDUSTRY
It appears that the smaller cities
and towns of the country are rapidly
coming into their own in an indus
trial tvay. Many industrial plants
are seeking locations, not in the con
gested centers of population, but in
smaller communities advantageously
located with respect to raw materials,
transportation, electric power and
a dependable labor supply.
One of the most striking examples
of this movement is seen in the in
stallment of 100,000 new cotton spin
dles by a single manufacturing cor
poration in Alabama this year. In
stead of placing all these spindles in
one locality, they are being distrib
uted among ten small towns, 10,000
spindles going to each.
This is onij, one of many similar;
movements of industrial establish
ments toward the smaller commun
ities, but it is the largest single
movement of its kind so far announc-1
ed. It should give encouragement!
to any town, regardless of its size,
where favorable conditions exist for j
| carrying on a' manufacturing enter- j
1 prise. i
An industrial payroll is a valuable j
asset in supplementing the resources
of agricultural sections by giving
employment to surplus labor, creat
ing a better market for products of
the farm and otherwise stimulating
growth and progress. Every com
munity should make the most of its
opportunities for securing such pay
Salted peanuts, gum drops, choco
late drops, peanut brittle, peanut
butter kisses, at 15c per pound at
Courtney's 5c and 10 Store.
tries, well interpreted by Mrs. Pfohl's
oldest daughter, Miss Bessie Pfohl,«
with Mrs. Pfohl at the piano.
Out of town guests also included j
Mrs. Teague of Winston-Salem and j
Mrs. Hope Brison of Shelby.
In conclusion the club sang
America, the Beautiful, and an en
l joy able social hour followed with
the hostesses serving a delicious froz
en salad course with coffee and
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
FEELING IS HIGH
' AS ARMED POSSE
I COMBS COUNTY
EKas Moore Dies After Being
Shot At Home of Fugi
Nov. 21.—A posse com
posed of more than 200 armed cit
izens of Polk and Rutherford coun
ties was scouring the woods near
here Monday and Tuesday searching
j for a negro, Cleve Whisnant, who
Monday afternoon is alleged to have
shot and killed Elias ( Moore, 38,
f aimer, of the Pea Ridge section, this
The shooting occurred at the home
of the negro, when Mr. Moore went
there to see the negro about an al
leged insult to his father, Nathan
Moore, as the result of an argument
over Whisnant's cattle running at
: large on the elder Mr. Moore's crops.
I Feeling ran high as the news of
I the shooting spread over the sur
rounding territory, and farmers, ac
cording to reports reaching here,
[seized their firearms and joined in
the search. Due to the remote sec
tion in which the tragedy occurred,
the news did not become generally
known until Tuesday morning.
The hunt for the negro, who of
ficers here believe is hiding in this
vicinity, continued all night. Tuesday
morning, the farmers began to drift
to their homes and the posse became
smaller, but according to word re
ceived here, tonight had again been
swelled to more than the original
size, and it was feared that the negro
would suffer bodily harm if discov
ered by any of the men.
Mr. Moore was a highly respected
farmer and well known in Polk and
Rutherford counties. It was stated
that he went to the negro and de
manded an explanation of the latter's
words to Nathan Moore, and that the
negro procured a shot-gun, firing it
directly into the white man's breast.
He turned away, staggered a few
steps and fell dead. His heart had
been shot out.
Sheriff McFarland, of Polk county
said Tuesday he was confident the
negro would soon be captured. There
were rumors that he had escaped
eastward, going in the direction of
Shelby and Charlotte. This theory
was not credited, however, and the
search will be continued, officers
Funeral service for Mr. Moore was
held Tuesday-afternoon, at Gray's
Chapel church. Several thousand peo
ple attended the service. He is sur
vived by his widow and three chil
dren, his parents and several broth
ers and sisters.
HARDIN - KEETER
Spindale, Nov. 21.—Miss Myrtle
Keeter, of Lincolnton, Ga., and Mr.
Carl C. Hardin, of Spindale, were
quietly married at Spartanburg, S.
C., November 17. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Keeter. The bridegroom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Hardin.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardin will make
their home in Spindale after a wed
ding tour through South Carolina and
parts of Georgia.
IN NEW QUARTERS
The W. R. Harrill Co., have re
moved their wholesale stock from Mr.
Harrill's Main business house
to the McCurry Block, next door to
Mr. Harrill is having his Main St.
store remodeled, and it will be oc
cupied by some other firm when com
Mr. R. B. Mcßrayer returned last
week, after an extensive visit to
Washington, D. C., and other points.
He has resumed his position with his
father, Mr. Reuben Mcßrayer, of the
Forest City Furniture Co.