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VOL. XI — No. 8
Miss Luna Ann Philbeck To
Become Bride of Mr.
On Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock
-he marriage of Miss Luna Ann Phil
beck to Mr. Lolan Martin Kanipe
v jll take place at the home of her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Philbeck
on Powell street. The home is beau
tifully arranged for such an oc
casion. The spacious living room and
fover are outlined in white soft cloth
with borders of Southern
Hanging from over head is a canopy
of white cloth, borders in English ivy.
In the main living room an improvis
ed altar is formed, having a lovely
background of soft folds of white
cloth and trailed over with English
ivy, with stately palms at side, form
ing a semi-circle, in the center of
which is a handsome crystal chande
lier. showered in white chrysanthe
mums, tied in silver and satin rib
bons. The background of the altar
has a circle of blue lights which will
shed a soft radiance of blue about
the altar, giving a perspective scene
of beauty over this handsome setting.
On the altar are handsome candela
bras, with sunburst of white and blue
tapers, beside this are large white
baskets holding handsome white
chrysanthemums, tied with silver rib
bon. The stairway in the back hall
leading into the foyer is beautifully
draped in folds of white cloth, en
twined with English ivy, with a blue
light on each post, which carries out
the color scheme of Independence
blue, white and green. The bride and
groom will enter from stairway into
the main living room taking their
places in front of altar where they
will be met by their pastor, Rev. W.
A. Ayers, of the First Baptist church,
who will perform the ceremony. The
beautiful and impressive ring cere
mony will be used. Miss Kathrme
Goggans, ef Boiling Springs, and
Miss Ruth Meares, wearing Inde
pendence blue georgette dresses, with
shoulder bouquets of pink rose buds
showered in silver ribbon, will give a
musical program preceding the cer
emony. Miss Meares will sing' two
numbers, "All For You" and "At
Dawning." Miss Goggans will use
Mendelssohn's wedding march, and
during the ceremony will play "To
A Wild Rose," by McDowell.
The little flower girls are Marjorie
Philbeck, sister of the bride and
Martha Green, both wearing ruffled
dresses of Independence blue, carry
ing silver baskets of white daisy
Master Douglas Courtney wearing
an Oliver Twist white satin suit will
be ring bearer. He will carry the ring
in a lovely white lily. Mrs. I. C. Rob
inson, sister of the bride will be ma
tron of honor, and will wear an In
dependence blue georgette dress
trimmed in velvet and rhinestone,
with silver hat and slippers to match,
will carry a bouquet of white chrys
anthemums showered with silver rib
Hiss Philbeck, the bride-to-be will
he handsomely gowned in an Inde
pendence blue ponne-velvet, trim
med in flesh georgette, seed pearls
and rhinestone, with a blue and sil
ver hat and a handsome blonde fox
fur and accessories to match. She
will carry a shower bouquet of white
r oses and valley lilies.
Messrs. Chas. Z. Flack and Arval
Alcock will be ushers.
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Kanipe will leave on a
honeymoon trip to Washington, D. C.
and other places of interest.
Fears Felt For
Spindale, 27.— Miss Virginia
Wyatt, age f5, the daughter of Mr.
"id Mrs. John R. Wyatt of Spindale,
Appeared from her home Tuesday
an d has not been seen since and her
Parents are anxious to locate her.
Miss Katie Mae Long returned
Monday from a two week's visit to
twin sister, Mrs. Mary Hair. Mrs.
® a ir also returned with her and will
*^ n d Thanksgiving here with her
to ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Long.
FORF 3T CUT COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE Ti T PLANNED AND MOST E
Three of a Kind
s ,! >' il'tlSSr Wk
—Courtesy Asheville Citizen
Lounie, Lee and Lottie, nine years old triplets of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
P*£e who live on the Big Island Road, near Holly Springs Baptist Church,
Harris, Route one.
These triplets, two girls and one boy, celebrated their ninth birthday
recently. They are a healthy set of youngsters, enjoying as good health
as any boy or girl of their age. (Photo Gilbert's Studio.)
MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE
PROTEST NEW BOND ISSUE
County Responds To
Red Cross Roll Call
Rutherfordton, Nov. 27. —The Red
Cross annual roll call, which was held
in Rutherford county last week, is
still going well. Hundreds are join
ing and work will be continued into
this week. The goal is 1,000 mem
bers for the county. Spindale sign
ed 150 members the first two days
of the drive.
Miss Frances Haynes Bride of
Mr. J. D. CamD in Quiet
Mr. James Dennis Camp, of For
est City, and Miss Frances Haynes,
of Avondale, were married Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home
of Rev. A. T. gtoudenmire in Av
ondale. The wedding was a quiet af
fair, and was witnessed by only a
few intimate friends and relatives.
Among those were Miss Vena Camp,
Mr. Dixon Bridges and Mr. Raleigh
Immediately after the ceremony
the couple left for a wedding trip
and will be gone several days.
Mrs. Camp is the daughter of Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haynes, of
Avondale, and is a graduate of Sa
lem College, Winston-Salem, N. C.
Mr. Camp is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Camp, and is connected
with the J. T. Camp Motor Com
pany, of Forest City.
Rutherford Hit By
Record Cold Wave
Rutherfordton, Nov. 27.—This sec
tion was visited by cold wave Sun
day night, the coldest on record for
the time of year.
The thermometer stood at 40 de
grees above zero at 7 p. m., Sunday
and at 20 above zero Monday at 7
a. m., making a drop of 20 de
grees in 12 hours.
The older residents say it is the
coldest November on record. Many
pipes were burst Monday morning
and a number of radiators were re
ported frozen up.
PL £ IED IN THE INTERE ST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
£ o FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1928
Petitions Calling For Referen
dum Vote Signed by Large t
Number of Voters
Rutherfordton, Nov. 27.—While
the aftermath of the past summer's
flood in this section is being seen
in the proposal to issue $35,Q00 in
bonds for the reconstruction of roads
and bridges washed away by the
flood, popular protest against the
authorization by the county commis
sioners of Rutherford of this and an
issue of $22,000 for erecting a
bridge across Broad river near Har
ris has developed and an election will
probably be called, to pass on both
matters by popular vote.
Several petitions have been circu
lated over for signatures
calling a special referendum on the
question. According to the law, at
least fourteen percent of the voters
must sign these petitions before an
election can be called. Basing the
percentage on the last general elec
tion approximately 1600 signatures
Mr. H. L. Carpenter, one of the
sponsors of the movement, gave out
the following announcement Mon
"The signing of petitions by more
than two thousand voters protesting
the issuance of additional bonds for
Rutherford County indicates severe
opposition to further indebtedness of
this form against our county.
"Grateful acknowledgement of
loyal service in circulating petitions
is due the great number of volunteers
who secured the names of our citi
zens who were eager to express their
disapproval of an act that would un
doubtedly, if put into execution, fur
ther increase the burden of taxation.
"The petitions have been fil£d with
the clerk to the County Commission
ers, and should an election be order
ed would advise, in the interest of our
county, that the measure be given a
It is now thought by many who are
in close touch with the affairs of the
county that not only will the propo
sition to issue additional bonds be
withdrawn, but that the county com
missioners will not call for an elec
tion. Indications point to a crushing
defeat of the measure should such
referendum vote be required by the
Mr. B. A. Stalnaker who is work
ing in Anderson, S. C., has been con
fined to his bed at his home here o*
account of "flu" He is npw able to
be out again.
EAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DE PARTMENJ OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY.
OF WOMANS CLUB
Mrs. Moss, Welfare Worker,
Speaks. Club to Sponsor
Library in New City
A general meeting of the Woman's
Club was held Thursday November
22, in the city hall. After the read
ing of the minutes reports from the
different departments were made.
The citizenship department made an
interesting report on their achieve
ment and recommended that the
club help in beautifying the town.
One of the most interesting parts
| of the meeting was a talk by Mrs.
: Moss, welfare worker, on the under
| nourished child.
The Red Cross Seal sale was dis
jcussed. Committees were appointed
j and work will begin at an early date,
j It is earnestly desired that everybody
I buy seals from the club for in doing
j this you are helping the undernour-
I ished child at home as well as fight
ing tuberculosis. Another committee
was appointed to see about a li
brary to be placed in the new city
The Citizenship Department of the
Woman's Club will meet Monday
night, Dec. 3, in the City Hall, at
7:30 p. m.
Ladies, please remember time and
place and be present.
THREE CHLDREN DIE IN
FLORENCE MILL VILLAGE
Forest City, Nov. 27.—Last Thurs
day evening the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Zeb Head was made sad when
death claimed their only child, a
daughter eleven months old. Little
Ruby had been sick several days and
death did not come as a surprise.
Funeral services - were cond acted
Saturday afternoon at Mt. Creek
church by Rev. H. C. Riser. Inter
ment followed in a nearby cemetery.
The small infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Ransom Eppley, died last Wednesday
and was buried in Pleasant Grove
Lloyd Leon, fifteen months old
son and a twin, of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Wilkins succumbed to pneu
monia last Saturday evening.
Funeral service was held Sunday
afternoon in the Missionary Metho
dist church in charge of Revs. H. C.
Sisk, L. N. Eppley and J. W. G.
Interment was made in Bethany
cemetery about two and one half
miles south-west of here.
SPINDALE PLAYS TWO
GAMES SATURDAY NIGHT
A double-header basketball game
will be played at the Spindale House
Saturday evening when the Spindale
House team meets the Eastside Mills
team of Marion, and the Spindale
Athletic Club plays the Marion Ath
letic Club immediately after the close
of the second team game. There will
be no extra admission fee to the
double header game.
First Basket Ball
Coach Seitz has issued a call for
basket ball practice. The first prac
tice will be held Monday evening,
December 3, in the high school gym.
Forest City has four letter men back
this year and is expecting the best
season the school has ever had.
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
A "Sunrise" Thanksgiving service
will be held at the Baptist hurch,
Thursday morning at 7 o'clock. This
will be the sixth sunrise Thanksgiv
will be held at the Baptist churcTi,
which is one of the most beautiful
services held during the entire
A cordial invitation is extended to
all regardless of denomination.
I have just received a new line of
felt and metallic hats that I will sell
at reduced prices. Mrs. E. E. Mc-
N,ew $30,000 City
Hall Opened Friday
factory to Opera
Miss Clara Jacobo, former tactor.
girl, soon to make her debut at thr
Metropolitan Opera House, Ne%
York, shown singing and playin'
the piano while the pet dog listens.
MR. J. L. COURTNEY
KILLED IN FLORIDA
Brother of Mr. U. S. Courtney,
of Forest City, Fatally In
jured in Auto Accident
Mr. U. S. Courtney received word
Monday morning that his brother, J.
L. Courtney, had been killed in an
automobile accident in Sarasota, Fia.,
Sunday afternoon. Details were lack
Mr. Courtney, who is a native of
Mobile, Ala., went to Florida in
1914, and was married there. He was
a real estate dealer. He is surv'ved
by his widow, two brothers, Mr. U. P.
Courtney, of Forest City; J. B.
Courtney, of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, j
Mrs. Lydia Jackson, of Mobile, Ala.,
and his aged mother, Mrs. F. A.
Courtney, of Mobile, Ala.
Mr. Courtney was about forty
years of age. As The Courier goes to !
press funeral arrangements have not
FUNERAL FOR MRS.
Death Claims Ruth Woman
Tuesday After a Short Ill
ness—Funeral at Green
Ruth, Nov. 28. —Mrs. Logan Walk
er, aged 69 years, died at her home
here Tuesday morning after a short
illness. Funeral services were held
at Green Hill Wednesday afternoon
with Rev. W. R. Ware in charge of
the service. Interment was in the
Green Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Walker is survived by two
sons and four daughters, as follows:
Thomas Walker, Rutherfordton;
Rucker Walker, at home; Mrs. Wil
lie Geer, of Ruth; Mrs. Lawson Long,
of the Westminster community; Mrs.
James Cardell, of near Forest City,
and Miss Julia Walker, at home.
One sister and two brothers also
survive and are Mrs. Mitchell Rob
erts, Rutherfordton; Joe and Bud
Gibbs of Rutherfordton; and Hamp
Gibbs, of Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Walker was a member of the
Gilboa Methodist church, and had
been for a number of years one of
its most consistent attendants.
No Trace of Negro
Charged With Slaying
Cleve Whisnant, colored, wanted
in Polk county for the shooting of
Elias Moore, well known farmer, is
still at large, according to the latest
Sheriff McFarland of Polk county!
thinks the black man will be ap-f
prehended soon, as special efforts
are being made to capture him.
Feeling has subsided some, since
the murder Monday afternoon, No
vember 19. •
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
Forest City People Meet City
Officials at Reception
J Forest City's beautiful new $30,-
000 city hall, recently completed, is
now in use, and Friday night citizens
of Rutherford county's chief town
were invited to an old time "house
warming," formally opening the
Of Colonial Design
The city hall, a two story struc
ture of brick and tile, is of the
Colonial style of architecture. In
ide its arrangement is similiar to
hat of other city buildings. In addi
tion to the clerk's office and other
'ooms on the first floor, one large
| room has been set aside for the pub
lic library, and ' turned over to the
Woman's club, which is sponsoring
The roofs are of fireproof mater
ial. The double doorway is in the
| center of the City Hall's west front
j and is reached by broad steps of
j stone. It is flanked by windows and
.on the second story are three more
•windows. The Fire Department has
'two large entrances, being built to
accomodate two or more pieces of
;fire fighting apparatus; the doors
j are balanced so that they slide up-
J wards when they are opened, thus
(affording a quick exit for the fire
| Inside the City Hall is well plan
jned; the hallway is commodious and
light and on the left, as one enters
is an office for the City Clerk* J. E.
Caldwell. Half of the room is divid
ed by a grill; this has glass windows
with a small aperture in the center
for receiving things. A door is on
the east side. Leading from this of
fice is a doorway to the record room
and vault. On the right side of the
hallway is the anteroom and then the
offices of the Mayor. At the rear of
his office is a large room for the Wo
man's Club, and opposite it another
which can be used as a lounging or
| rest room for the club members.
I 1 Court Room
On the second floor is the city
court room, with an auditorium cap
able of seating approximately one
hundred people. The rocm for the
city council is also located on the se
cond floor, and adjoins the auditor
ium. Next to this is the city engi
The police department is located
at the rear of the first floor, and
consists of police office, city jail
with four cells, which will accomo
date eight prisoners.
The building is floored throughout
Opening Friday Evening
Several hundred people came out
to inspect the new structure Friday
evening, and to meet the city offi
cials. Many and varied were the com
ments heard on every side from the
throng as they passed from one room
to another. The simplicity of ar
rangements and the interior was a
source of many compliments directed
toward the city officials. The mayor,
Mr. Chas Z. Flack, and the members
of the board of aldermen, Messrs.
B. B. Doggett G. V. Frye, V. T.
Davis, R. K. Hollifield, and W. E.
Moore, were on hand to welcome
Policeman Price, feeling that the
display was incomplete without an
occupant in the city's new jail, an
nounced that he would place The
! Courier reporter therein to show the
visitors how the new jail would ap
pear with a prisoner in it. However,
the reporter did -not entirely agree
with Mr. Price's viewpoint, and he
was forced to leave the jail empty
for one evening.
Bonds for the new building were
issued about six months ago. The
plans were drawn by an Asheville
architect, J. J. Baldwin, and the con
tract was let to W. H. Hand and Son,