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VOL. Xl- No - 9
TRIE BILL rOUNS) IN MURDER PLOT
One of South's Most Prominent
Automobile Men Succumbs
to Heart Attack
Charlotte, Dec. 4.—C. C. Codding
ton, Nationally known automobile
actor and for 20 years eminent and
wealthy citizen of Charlotte, died
suddenly Sunday night at Harbor
Hand, off the Carolina Coast, a tele
phone message from Morehead City
at 9 o'clock Monday morning being
the first information to reach his
relatives and business friends here.
Sir. Coddington's death resulted
from a sharp heart attack, the mes
sage stated, but gave no further
details. It was presumed at head
offices of the Buick automobile dis
tributing headquarters here that the
end probably came while Mr. Cod
dington and party, were on a boat
and at a distance from lines of com
munication. Charles S. Wallace, of
Morehead City, announced the death
to Lee S. Folger, associate with Mr.
Coddington in the executive manage
ment of the Buick business in the
Mr. Folger at once dispatched a
funeral coach to Morehead City to
bring the body of his life-long friend
and business associate to Charlotte
Mr. Coddington left Charlotte Fri
day on a duck hunting expedition in
the eastern Carolina swamps. The
body was returned to Charlotte Mon
day night. Funeral services were
held there Wednesday afternoon, be
ing attended by several thousand
people from all sections of North
Mr. Coddington was the developer
of WBT, Charlotte's radio station, in
addition to being a holder of large
real estate properties, and his inter
est in the Buick distributing world.
YOUNG MAN DIES
Funeral for Malcolm Robinson,
Age 21, Held Tuesday at
Forest City, R.-2, Dec. s.—Mal
colm Robinson, aged 21 years, died
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
'lrs. W. Frank Robinson, of the Oak
land community, Monday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
Funeral services were held at
Pleasant Grove Methodist church,
near Forest City, Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock and were in charge of
toe pastor, Rev. J. B. Tabor, Jr., as
sisted by others. Interment was in
Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Mr. Robinson is survived by his
*idow, a bride of six months, who
before her marriage was Miss Cleo
of Spindale; his parents,
tor. and Mrs. W. F. Robinson, two
Mothers, Will and Clyde, at home;
hree sisters, Mrs. Baxter Bigger
-taff, of Bostic; Mrs. J. Beam, of
the Westminster community, and
Kiss Ava Robinson, at home.
Mr. Robinson's healt'u had not
good for about two years.
Sometime ago he spent several
months at Sanatorium, N. C., which
his condition to some ex
tent. He made his home with his
father, a prosperous farmer, of near
church, and assisted on the
•arm. He was taken ill on Friday,
November 23, and his illness devel-
W into pneumonia, which resulted
A large number of people were at
•e funeral at Pleasant Grove Tues
day. and the grave was covered with
and Mrs. Arthur McDaniel
and son, Arthur, Jr., spent Thanks
giving holidays in Richmond, Va.,
ail( l returned to Greensboro Saturday
they attended the Hanner-
I °wles Wedding.
FOREST C T TY COURIER
FOREST CITY ONE OFJTHE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST B J FUL CITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY^
Santa Oaus Is Tempted By Albert T.Reid
tkat bunch. of reindeers?*'
COVA R. PRIEST, i
Son-in-Law of Mr. B. C. Moore,
of Forest City, Succumbs
to Pneumonia at Hen
Mr. Cova R. Priest, aged 33 years,
died in Hendersonville Monday at
3 p. m. after a three days' illness
Funeral services were ' held at!
Pleasant Grove Methodist church, >
near Forest City, Tuesday afternoon J
at 3:30 with Rev. M. F. Moores in i
charge. Interment was in Pleasant j
Grrove cemetery. j
Mr. Priest was a native of Fulford
71a., and a son of R. Priest, of thai,
place. He was engaged in truck farm
ng there and divided his time be
tween his activities there and in
Hendersonville. He and his family
arrived in Hendersonville a short
time ago for a stay of sometime, and
he was stricken with pneumonia Fri
day and died Monday.
He is survived by his widow, who
is a daughter of Mr. B. C. Moore, of
Forest City. Two children, Herbert
and Ella, survive, also two sisters
and two brothers. Mr. Priest was
an ex-service man, having served
sometime with the American Expedi
Monthly Meeting to be Held
in City Hall at 7:30 P. M.
—Will Elect New Of
The regular monthly meeting of
the Wayside Gang will be held next
Tuesday evening December 11th at
7:30, in the new city hall. This is
the time to elect new officers for
the next six months' term and its
very important that every member of
the Rutherford county gang be pres
ent. Owing to the fact that it is rear
ing Christmas time and "cash" is
shy, there will be no banquet this
month. Please let every member be
present on Tuesday evening,' Decem
ber 11th, 7:30, in the new city hall.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST « * REST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAR t . THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1928
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
SEAL SALE DAYS
The sale of the tuberculosis
Christmas seals will be sponsor
ed here by the ladies of The
Womans' Club. Friday and
Saturday has been set apart as
special sale day, and members
of the Womans' Club will be
stationed at the following
places Friday and Saturday:
Farmers Bank, Sinkoe's Store;
Padgett and King, Hall-Rudisill
Drug Co., and Peoples' Drug
Store. The people of Forest
City are urged to assist this
worthy cause and purchase
Christmas seals from those
H. H. Tucker Chairman of
Board of Commissioners—
C. O. Ridings County
Rutherfordton, Dec. 4. —Ruther-
ford county's new officers were
administered the oath of office and
were sworn in Monday afternoon at
two o'clock. Clerk of Court J. Y.
Yelton administered the oath to the
following officers: register of deeds
W. 0. Geer; coroner, W. C. High
tower; sheriff, W. C. Hardin; coun
ty treasurer, Mrs. Minnie F. Blanton;
county commissioners, H. H. Tucker,
J. P. Jones and A. B. Price.
At a meeting of the new county
commissioners Mr. H. H. Tucker
was elected chairman of the board.
Attorney C. O. Ridings was selected
as county attorney replacing attor
ney N. C. Harris, who has been at
torney during the past four years.
Recorder W. J. Mode and solicitor
of the Recorder's court, R. R. Blan
ton, will take oath of office Monday,
January 5. The county board of
education will assume their duties
of office in April.
All of the officers sworn in Mon
day were re-elected in the general
election to succeed themselves, with
the exception of the board of com
missioners. . The present board re
places Messrs. W. G. Harris, G. W.
Rollins and G. E. Morgan.
BANKERS OF FOUR
I Rutherford County Bankers'!
I Association Host to Cleve
land, Gaston and Meek
| lenburg Bankers
J The Rutherford County Bankers
I Association held a very interesting
j and enjoyable meeting at Blanton'?
| Dining Hall, in Forest City, on Tues
j day evening, December 4th. Bankers
\ from Cleveland, Gaston and Mecklen
; burg counties were guests of the
local association and every bank in
Rutherford and Cleveland counties
had representatives at the meeting.
After enjoying a delightful suppe:
i the bankers were entertained witl"
j instructive talks by W. R. Cuthbert-
J son, Chairman of Group Nine, North
Carolina Bankers Association, E. E.
Jones, Former President North Car
olina Bankers Association, and A. H.
j Sims, Jr., Secretary of Group Nine,
I North Carolina Bankers Association,
j Those attending the meeting were
; Charles C. Blanton, George Blanton,
: William Lineberger, J. J. Lattimore,
S. C. Gettys, E. N. Washburn, E. E.
Harrill, W. L. Hicks, J. B. Watkins,
J. C. Hames, G. B. Harrill, J. H.
Thomas, M. W. Harris, J. A. Dennis,
W. M. Giles, P. B. Price, Bush Dog
?ett, J. W. Morgan, R. L. Arial, W.
B. Walker, J. M. Killian, J. L. Tay
lor, W. W. Nanney, N. C. Harris, B.
H. Long and L. C. Cobb.
METHODIST W. M. S. HAS
Circles No. 1 and 2 of the Meth
odist Wo mans' Missionary Society,
held a joint meeting at the home of
Mrs. Ted Cashion Tuesday afternoon.
A short business session was held
after which Mrs. Dennis led the de
votional exercises. '
"Catching Step with the Youth of
Today,"-was the topic for discussion
and was interestingly discussed by
Mrs. G. P. Reid. Mrs. Bert Moore
sang, "Speak To Me Now My Sav
The Social Service report for Cir
cle No.' 2 was twelve trays, seventy
visits, flowers sent three times, and
clothing given valued at $6.00. . . .
At the'conclusion of the program
a delicious salad, sandwiches . and
coffee "tras served by the hostess.
William Joyce, of New Jersey,
to Be Tried in February For
Using Mails to Incite Murder
RED CROSS ROLL CALL
OPENS HERE THURSDAY
Since the chairman of the
Red Cross of Forest City has
been out of town and so many
people have been sick, the Red
Cross roll call has been post
poned, until Thursday, Decem
ber 6th. The following named
girls, Eleanor Meares, Oneida
Welch, Kathryn Moore, Dorothy
Rudisill and Dorothy Hamrick,
will give the people in Forest
City an opportunity Thursday
to join the Red Cross.
It is hoped that Forest City
will go over the top in this
splendid work as has been her
custom in the past.
Epworth Leaguers of County
To Gather At Pleasant
Grove and Re-Organize
A county wide meeting of the Ep
worth Leagues will be held at Pleas
ant Grove church, West End Forest
City, Friday evening beginning at
I 7:30 oclock. ,
Rev. H. F. Duncan pastor of Dun- i
?an Memorial Methodist Church, and
president of the Epworth League
Conference bdard, of Charlotte, will
be present and deliver the principal
address. Rev. W. A. Barber, pastor
of the Spindale Methodist Church,
ind former president of the Epworth
League conference board, will also
be present and make a short talk.
Following this a business session
will be held at which time the
Rutherford County Epworth League
Association will be re-organized, and
officers elected and other business
given attention. •. .
One of the features of the pro
gram will be special music, which is
being especially arranged for the
A social hour will be observed at
the close of the session.
Officers and members of every
Epworth League in the county are
urged to be present.
Mr. R. M. Schiele Talks on
Boy Scout Work——Host
to Football Team
At a meeting of the local Kiwanis
Club Monday evening new officers:
were elected for the year. Those j
elected were: president, Charles Z.j
Flack; vice-president, H. H. Dog
gett; second vice-president, C. C.I
Erwin; district trustee, J. W. Dal- j
ton. Directors are Messrs. F. L Bar-1
ber, R. R.' Howes, G. R. Gillespie, j
W. M. Giles, Terry Moore, D. H.
Sutton and J. T. Harris. The re- (
tiring president, Mr. R. L. Reinhardt,
is also a member of the board ofi
R r T . Schiele, of Gastonia, scout
executive of the Piedmont Scout
council, was present at the meeting
and gave a talk on the necessity of
support of the local Boy Scout troops
by the Kiwanis Club.
The Kiwanis Club will be host to
the football team of the Cool Springs
High School next Monday night. v
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
Forest City Men Play Promi
nent Part in Federal Case.
Story Still Remains A
(Special Wire to The Courier)
The complete story of how
Chief Price, of this city, aided
postal authorities in capturing
this man will be found on the
first page of section three. -
Chief Charles R. Price, of this
j city, assisted by postal inspectors, has
succeeded in arresting and charging
William Joyce, alias Walter E. Mor
ris, of New Jersey, with violation of
the postal statutes covering inciting"
and plotting to commit murder.
The story opened last January
when Mr. Joe P. Waters, of this
city, received a letter from Morris,
stating that he had been recommend
ed to him as a 'thug,' and requested
prices for a job he wanted done. The
letter was turned over to Chief
Price, who through a lengthy corres
pondence with Morris, using Waters'
name to the letters, secured much
valuable evidence which was turned
over to the postal authorities. This
resulted in the arrest of Morris in
July, of this year.
Chief Priqe and Mr. Waters left
Forest City last Saturday for Cam
den, N. J., where they were summon
ed as witnesses to appedr in Federal
court there. A special wire, received
yesterday from Chief Price, gave the
following developments of this in
Philadelphia, Penn., Dec. 4, 1928.
Forest City Courier, Forest City,
A grand jury in a District Federal
, ourt, in Camden, New Jersey, today
i ound a true bill against William
> oyce, alias Walter E. Morris, for
; iolating postal statutes covering in
-1 iting and plotting to commit murder.
» will be tried in a Federal Dis
„ rict court in Trenton, New Jersey,
I i February, 1929. Joyce fighting
, ase. Whom Joyce wanted killed still
emains a mystery. Joyce and wife
re separated. Joyce's wife thinks, he
vas planning to kill her, so he could
5 larry a woman with whom he was in
* imate in Charlotte some time ago.
Joyce's wife says that he still car
;ies on correspoitdence with the Char
; otte woman. W. S. Brown, postal in
r pector, and Federal detectives were
lot able to find any connection be
, ween J. P. Waters and Joyce. Waters
I says that he never saw Joyce before.
| Toyce refuses to discuss case. Citizens
:>f Woodbury, N. J., think that Joyce
was planning to kill Woodbury Post
naster, where he was formerly a pos
tal clerk, but was discharged. Gath
j er from talking with Woodbury and
I Paulsboro citizens today that it is
j also a mystery to them just whom
| Joyce was designing to kill. Joyce
I lived with his mother in Woodbury,
I N. J., and is a man of forty years of
age; has two children and at present
time is employed with a local ice
plant in Woodbury. Witnesses who
testified before Grand Jury are as
follows: Chas. R. Price, chief of po
| lice, Forest City, N. C., J. P. Waters,
' same place; Mrs. Myers, postal clerk,
Paulsboro, N. J.; Frank L. Pote,
Postmaster, Paulsboro, N. J.; Brown,
j Postoffice Inspector, Bridgeton, N.
J. Waters and myself will leave Phil
adelphia tomorrow morning at 7:20
for home in Forest City, N. C.
CHAS. R. PRICE, Hotel Walton,
K. OF IP. LODGE
TO ELECT OFFICERS
Officers for the coming year "will
be elected by, the local Knights of
Pythias lodge next Monday evening
All members are urged to be pres