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VOL XI—No. 11
ANWUAL CHRISTMAS
PROGRAM ENJOYED :
BY KIWANIS CLUB
Excellent Program Given Mon
day Night By Local Talent—
Nsxt Meeting December 31
B. a-ting the best attendance on
Monday night for sometime, with the
of several new members,
the Forest City Kiwanis Club has
:ake. up the forward march of pro
rrer- and prosperity for 1929. There
n w evident a spirit of harmony,
fellowship and determination among
all the members that bids fair to
make it the top-notch club of the
Carolinas District.
The civic clubs of a town are un
doubtedly the undisputed assets
which determine the life, progress
and growth of the city. As this is
universally true so it is of Forest
City. The Woman's club and the Ki
wanis club of our town are the indi
cators of its supremacy among the
smaller town's of North Carolina and
as we cooperate and work with these
forces will we increase the social,
commercial and industrial interests
of our home city.
The Kiwanis club sends greetings
to all the people of Forest City and
wishes for one and all A Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year.
Due to the fact that next Monday
will be Christmas Eve' the annual
Christmas program was given by the
Kiwanis club Monday night, when
it was demonstrated that it is not
necessary to seek abroad for talent.
From the singing of America, and
Christmas invocation by Dr. W. A.
Ayers, until adjournment there was
not a dull moment for the largest
number present for sometime. The
program, in charge of Lieut. Gover
nor elect, Gillespie, began with the
delightful siiig-jQ of a Christmas
carol by a quartet from the Glee club
of Cool Springs High school, com
posed of Misses Anna Belle Ware,
Joy Brackett, Reba Matheny and
Ruth Gillespie, with Miss Ruth Mears
at the piano. This was followed with
a delightful Christmas reading by
Miss Margaret Bostic, entitled "Eliz
abeth", the story of a young wife
forlorn and homesick in the far west
at Christmas, who thru sympathy
with another, who had just lost her
husband, becomes reconciled to her
prairie husband and home. Miss
Bostic charmed all present with her
realistic portrayal of the characters.
Another carol by the quartet and
then a fine Christmas message from
Dr. 31. F. Moores, of the Methodist
church, bringing out the Christmas
spirit and the real value of life in
Christ Jesus. The delightful program
was concluded with "Silent Night"
bv the quartet. The attendance prize
h handsome doll, was awarded to Miss
Joy Brackett for guessing correctly
the combined ages of Marshall Giles
and Howard Doggett, one young lady
guessed 78 years. W. L. Dav
idson, of the Forest City
Oil Mill and Ernest Dye,
cotton broker, were new members re
ceived into the club. W. L. Mcßray
er, Francis Little, Mrs. G. W. Rollins,
the Misses Barber and Senator elect,
Amos R. Beam, were among the
guests enjoying the program. The
committee in charge of "Christmas
for the poor of the city" completed
plans for the distribution of gifts.
Next meeting of club will be held j
Monday night December 31.
LOCAL BOY ON DUTY
WITH HOOVER CONVOY;
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Elmore E. Hardin, son of Mr. and j
Mrs. John T. Hardin, of Forest City,
is on seaman guard duty on The U.
S. S. Utah, one of the members of
the Hoover convoy to South America.
Mr. Hardin has been in the U. S.
Navy for sometime, and was selected
one of the crew of the Utah to
raake the trip to South America with
the president-elect and his party. Mr.
Hardin is meeting with many novel
e xperiences on his trip, and has Writ
ten several interesting letters to his
Parents and friends here in reference
10 his duties. f
Friends will regret to hear of the
Alness of Mrs. H. D. Harrill who is
to her bed with a deep cold.
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE V. S. A> U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEYT
Winner in National Beauty Contest
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Above arc three poses of Miss Dorcae Edna, of Port Allen, La., chosen
from a large number of small town girls as the one meriting the title of
Miss Small Town America in the Nationwide Beauty Contest conducted
by Autocaster News Service in The Forest City Courier and about two
thousand weekly newspapers in the United States. This exceptional miss
was the choice of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jesse Lasky and Fred J. Runde, judges
of the contest.
Miss Willie Lou Jones won in the local contest and also made a great
showing in the national, having been selected as one of seven out of the
whole number of entries to be featured in pictures sent out by the Auto
caster News Service.
NEW OFFICERS
ELECTED BY THE
COUNTY CLUB
Mr. C. F. Cline, President, and
Mr. O. J. Holler, Vice-
President for 1929
Rutherfordton, Dec. 19. The
December meeting of the Rutherford
County Club was held in the base
ment of the Baptist church here
Tuesday at noon. The luncheon was
served by the ladies of the Ruther
fordton Baptist church. An unusual
ly small number of members were
present, about twenty* ir. tK2i»ber. .
Mr. W. B. Walker reported for the
road committee in reference to the
width of Route 19, Rutherfordton to
Marion. Construction has began on
this highway and is surveyed for
twenty-four feet. The committee is
attempting to secure a thirty feet
road, and resolutions have been for
warded by the committee, but no re
sponse has been received. Mr. C. F.
Cline stated that he thought there
was no probability of the road being
changed from a twenty-four feet
highway, to a thirty feet highway.
A resolution to amend the consti
! tution and change the time of meet-
I ing from the third Tuesday to the
third Friday was brought up by
' Clarence Griffin and referred to the
, secretary for action at the January
meeting.
The secretary, Mr. Ivy Cowan,
read a report of the financial stand
ing of the club.
The election of officers for 1929
followed which resulted as follow r s;
president, C. F. Cline; vice-president,
0. J. Holler; sergeant-at-arms, M.
Hendricks; directors, J. C. Hames, B.
D. Wilson and Terry A. Moore. A
program committee, appointed by
the new president, includes the fol
lowing members: R. E. Price, chair
man, Clarence Griffin and Charles
H. Haynes. The board of directors
of the club is composed of seven
members, three of whom are those
elected above, the retiring president,
the new president, vice-president and
I sergeant-at-arms.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE
AT METHODIST CHURCH
Christmas will be appropriately
observed at the local Methodist
church next Sunday. A White Christ
mas will be observed in the Sunday
School. Special music and appropri
ate messages wrill be features at the
morning and evening services.
LATTIMORE TO PLAY
HERE THURSDAY NIGHT
The Cool Springs high school cage
team will meet the Lattimore high
school basketball club on the high
school floor here Thursday night (to- j
night). A game with Cliff side was
scheduled, but due to the influenza
epidemic there it was cancelled.
Lattimore has a clean team and their
sportsmanship is of the highest order.
A good game will result Thursday,
so don't miss it.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1928
APPOINTED POSTMASTER
AT LAKE LURE OFFICE
Mr. Ralph C. Maultsby, formerly
of Rutherfordton, has been appoint
ed postmaster at Lake Lure, accord
ing to an announcement sent out
from Washington Tuesday.. This is a
fourth class office, and the appoint
ments are made by the president.
m EPIDEMIC
UNDER CONTROL
Influenza Epidemic Abating
After Taking Toll in Ruth
erford County
The epidemic of influenza, which
has been raging in Rutherford
county for several weeks seems to
be under better control, despite the
fact that, in a number of instances
pneumonia has developed and death
followed.
All the public schools, churches
and other public gathering places
have been running on regular sched
! ule, despite many interruptions and
I shortage of attendance.
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COLLEGE BOYS AND
GIRLS HOME FOR HOLIDAYS
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This week sees many of Ruther
[ ford county's boys and girls home
j from school and college. The Univer
sity of North Carolina has closed its
! doors on account of the influenza
i epidemic, also State College, N. C. C.
fW. and others. Many of the students
| wil return shortly after Christmas
; to resume their studies, while others
'will wait until their respective
j schools consider the flu epidemic suf
! ficiently abated to resume work.
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APPRECIATES HIS HOME
TOWN DECORATIONS
Mr. Paul Green, coming home from
Fort Bragg to spend the holidays
with his home folks, paid a glowing
tribute to Forest City's Christmas
decorations.
Paul said he drove through, and
in doing so passed through many
towns and cities, and could not but
admire the Christmas decorations in
some of these places. However, he
declared, upon arriving in Forest
City, our little city makes a better
appearance than any place which he
passed through on his journey home.
LOCAL ARTISTS ON
RADIO PROGRAM
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Two noted local artists were on the
air Tuesday night over WWNC at
Asheville —Messrs. Joe Hamrick and
A. M. Hughey. Those hearing them
report that they were well repaid
for tuning in on these two well
known singers. They were accompan
ied by Miss Katherine Goggans on
the piano.
Mr. Hamrick will sing again from
the same station next Friday night,
7:30 to 8 o'clock.
FOREST CITY IS
DECORATED FOR
THE HOUDAYS
String of Beautifully Colored
Electric Lights Add to
Beauty of City
In the slang of the day "Forest
City is all lit up", and is awaiting the
Christmas holidays.
City electrical workers under the
direction of superintendent Frank
Dorsey, have completed stringing
electric lights over the square and
two blocks east and west along Main
street. Each evening as dusk falls
the beautiful array of colored bulbs
give a pleasing yuletide glow to the
plaza, harmonizing excellently with
the luxuriant growth of evergreens,
shrubs and flowering plants that
adorn the square.
The string of colored electric
lights extend entirely across the
square, centering on the plaza. At
each end of the center plaza is a
large electric star which adds much
to the beauty and dignity of the
scene. The lights extend down East
Main street to the Methodist church
and beyond the Forest City Motor
Co., on West Main street.
Small green pines have been
placed on the sidewalk in front of
each business house. Many of these
have been decorated by the business
houses with colored electric bulbs,
which complete the decorations and
makes the shopping district one of
the prettiest and most beautiful
street displays in the state.
WOMANS' CLUB
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Literary Department
I The joyful spirit of the Christmas
season was very much in evidence
last Thursday afternoon as the ladies
jof the Literary Department of the
jWomans' club gathered in the
| banquet hall of Blanton's cafe for
their December meeting. The hall
■ was artistically decorated in Christ-
I mas evergreens and gayly lighted
' candles. The hostesses for the after
'noon were Mesdames G. C. King, J.
IH. Thomas, U. S. Courtney, W. C.
i Bostic and A. S. Lipscombe.
j The subject of the program for the
1 afternoon was "The Bible Lands".
: Different phrases of the Holy Land
of yesterday and to-day were ably
! discussed by Mrs. G. P. Reid, Mrs. J.
iF. Alexander and Mrs. O. J. Mooney
ham. Mrs. R. C. Alexander, favored
the club by a beautifully sung solo,
I "The Holy City". She was accom
panied by Mrs. R. R. Howes. The
club adjourned after singing several
Christmas carols.
The refreshments were aelectable,
both in content and in the beautiful
ly planned color scheme, so attrac
tively manifested throughout the
course. Thirty-nine members and
nine visitors enjoyed the hospitality
of these ladies on this occasion.
Music Club Meeting
The music department of the Wom
' ans' Club will meet Friday after
noon, December 21, at 4 p. m. All
members are urged to attend the
meeting.
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KENTUCKY PROGRAM OVER
WHAS FRIDAY NIGHT
Editor J. C. Alcock, of the Dan
ville, Ky., Daily Messenger, will
sponsor a program over WHAS radio
station, Louisville, Friday night of
this week, 11 to 12, to be known as
the Danville Messenger Hour.
Editor Alcock has lined up some of
Kentucky's best talent for his pro
gram, which should prove a most en
joyable one.
There are nine numbers, including,
"The Sunshine Male Quartet," so- j
prano solos by Mrs. Hughes Jackson,
piano solos by Miss Koreen Alcock,
baritone solos by Mr. S. K. Cheek,
readings by Miss Helen Irvine, violin
solos, and also soprano solos by Miss
Kathryn Warriner.
Tune in on WHAS Friday night.
The editor of The Courier knows the
above artists personally and can rec
ommend this program to his North
Carolina friends.
We are sorry to report the illness
of Miss Gladys Long who has been
ill for a week.
County s Next Senator
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(Courtesy of Asheville Times)
The above picture is that of Mr.
Amos R. Beam, of Forest City, who
will represent the Twenty-Seventh
senatorial district in the next Gen
eral Assembly, which convenes Janu
ary 9. This district, which is com
posed of Rutherford, Cleveland, Polk,
McDowell and Henderson counties,
will be represented by Mr. Beam and
Mr. Frank Wood, of Marion.
LOCAL TALENT
TO GIVE PROGRAM
OVER STATION WWNC
Radio Program To Be Broad
casted Over Asheville Sta
tion—Sponsored by Ki
wanians
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A committee from the Forest City
Kiwanis Club in collaboration with
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local musical talent, will broadcast
a program over Station WWNC,
Asheville, N. C., Wednesday night,
! December 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 p.
m.
An interesting program is being
arranged by Mayor Charles Z. Flack
and Lieutenant-Governor Gillespie, of
j the Kiwanis club. This program will
include a number of musical selec
tions and other items of interest, all
jby local talent.
PAPER NEXT WEEK
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The Courier will be issued next
week as usual, and the office will be
open for the transaction of business
on every day except December 25
Christmas day.
This announcement is made be
cause many weekly newspapers miss
an issue Christmas week. The publi
cation of legal ads and other matter
makes it necessary that we do not
miss the issue of December 27th.
; The job printing department will
also be open for the transaction of
• any business that may come before
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Along with this announcement,
The Courier wishes to extend heart
iest greetings of the season to all
patrons and friends.
APPEAL MADE FOR AID FOR
CITY'S NEEDIEST CASES
An appeal is being made this week j
for aid for "Forest City's Fifty Need
iest cases." Dr. Amos C. Duncan,
chairman of a committee appointed
by the Kiwanis club, and Mrs. George
R. Gillespie, representing the Wom
an's Club, have this matter in charge.
During the past four or five years
the Kiwanis Club, jointly with the
Womans* Club and Welfare commit
tee have taken it upon themselves to
see that all of the worthy needy poor
people of Forest City and community
receive a suitable token in the way
of food and clothing at Christmas.
No doubt but what this committee
has failed to reach some who were in
need. The committee urges the pub
lic to notify either Dr. Duncan or
Mrs. George R. Gillespie of any
needy family and they will try to
see that they are remembered in an
appropriate manner.
The committee urges the public to j
contribute as generously as. possible
in money or food and clothing for
this purpose.
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24 Pages
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144 COLUMNS
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SI.OO Per Year in Advance
STATE PLAYING
i SANTA CLADS TO
, CONFEDERATE VETS
Forty Ex-Soldiers and Seventy
Widows Will Receive
Pensions This Week
Rutherfordton, Dec. 17. The
State of North Carolina is this week
playing Santa Claus to forty Confed
erate veterans and seventy wid
ows of veterans in Rutherford coun
ty, and in so doing is leaving a sum
of money totaling sll,lOO in the
county.
The Semi-annual pension checks
for veterans and their widows ar
rived in the clerk of court's office
late last week, and, as is the custom,
are ready for distribution this week
so that the tottering "boys in gray",
and the widows surviving those who
i have answered taps may have some
thing with which to enjoy the holi
day season. The checks may be had
upon application to Mr. J. Y. Yelton,
clerk of court, at the court house.
Forty checks of $182.50 are listed
for the surviving veterans of the
.county, a total of $7,300.00. Sixty
| seven widows are listed for $50.00
j checks each, which is $3,350.00, and
I three widows get checks of $150.00
each.
BIRTHDAY PARTY
On Wednesday afternoon, Decem
ber 12, from three until four o'clock
little Miss Jackie Jones celebrated
her first birthday by entertaining a
number of little friends. Animal
cookies were passed while the little
guests played with pictures and toy?.
The birthday cake bearing one light
ed pink candle in a tiny rosebud was
placed in the mist of the happy circle
to see who could blow out the candle
and Bobbie Morgan was the success
ful one. The cake was then cut and
served and candy was passed. Many
beautiful and useful gifts were pre
sented to the little hostess and her
friends wished her many happy birth
days to come.
Those invited were: Misses Helen
Ridings, Dorothy Harris, Carolene
Flack, Clara Beam, Nancy Sutton,
Bobbie Morgan, Joe Verner Bern
hardt, Norman Meares, and Joe Tapp
from Ellenboro.
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RIDING & JONES DISSOLVE
LAW PARTNERSHIP
| Attorney C. O. Riding and At
torney B. T. Jones, who have been
conducting business here as Ridings
Jones, have dissolved partnership.
Mr. Ridings will continue his practice
here in the same office under his
name. Mr. Jones has secured of
fices on the third floor of the Farm
ers Bank Building and will conduct
his law business there.
Both of these attorneys are enter
prising young business men and de
serve the highest success. Despite the
I fact that Mr. Jones is a comparatively
' new attorney in the county, having
been here only about three years, he
has made a large number of friends.
The ability of Mr. Ridings was sub
stantially shown when he was recent
ly appointed county attorney, partly
in reward for his untiring efforts as
Democratic county chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Sisell, of Flor
ence, Illinois, spent Tuesday and
Wednesday here with Mrs. Sisell's
sister, Mrs. P. A. McGregor.
A friend remarks that they will
soon call it "bullfrog whiskey" in
stead of "moon" or "white mule", be
cause after a few drinks one hops
about a bit and then croaks.
Scientists now announce that the
Eskimos were preceded in the arcfie
region by a race of much higher in
telligence. If there was a race there
ahead of the present inhabitants it
goes without question that they were
of higher intelligence, because they
are no longer there.
"Girls should look their best every
where," reads a fashion note in a
woman's magazine. "Quite right, and
those of us who have eyes and can
see are quite able nowadays to paas
judgment.
    

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