Tune in on Sta tion WWNC Wednesday Night at 9:30 VOL. XI —No. 12 FOREST CITY RADIO PROGRAM ON WWNC Local Talent Broadcasts Over Asheville Station Wednes day, December 26 The radio program of the Forest City Kiwanis club over Station WWNC Wednesday night, December 26 at 9:30 p. m. will be featured en tirely by local talent with the aid of phe regular station announcer. The broadcast will be made for the period of one hour. Musical features, both vocal and instrumental, will be the offerings of a sextet of young ladies from the High school glee club including Misses Brackett, Ware, Eleanor Meares, Ruth Gillespie, Reba Ma theny and Virginia Magness, with Mrs. Eddington, at the piano. Mrs. Eddington is an experienced broad caster from Jacksonville, Fla., sta tion and will render a number of in strumental numbers. The program will also include Messrs. A. M. Hugh ey, Henry Giles and Howard Magness. The latter and his sister will sing tog-ether and Howard will be heard in solos. Mrs. Nell Padgett Norris will be heard in several numbers. Lieut.-Gov. G. R. . Gillespie will make a five minute talk on the spec ial features of Forest City making of it an ideal location for all purpos es of residence and business. In the interim between musical numbers the station announcer will fill in with historical and statistical notes of Forest City. Local radio owners are asked to tune in on WWNC at exactly 9:30 p. m., eastern standard time, Wednesday evening, December 26th. AVONDALE WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. W. Oscar Beachboard Claimed by Death Mon day Morning—Funeral Tuesday Avondale, Dec. 26.—Mrs. W. Os car Beachboard, aged 54 years, died suddenly at her home here early Monday morning. She had been in apparently good health and her sud den death was a great shock to all those who knew her. Funeral services were held Tues day at Caroleen Methodist 'church with Rev. F. H. Price in charge. Fol lowing the funeral service interment was in the Providence cemetery. Mrs. Beachboard is survived by her husband, four children and one sis ter. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Cliffside Mills Furni ture Store. CHRISTMAS SERVICES HELD AT METHODIST CHURCH Christmas was appropriately ob served at the local Methodist church • last Sunday. A White Christmas was observed by the Sunday School. At the morning church, service special Christmas music was a feature, while the pastor brought a Christ mas messagie. Music jflayed an important part at the evening services. A chorus by the i junior choir, an anthem, quartette, solo, duet and a sextette being ren -1 dered during the service. An appro > priate message was brought by the pastor. ELLENBORO RE-ORGANIZES BOY SCOUT TROOP] I Ellenboro, Dec. 24.—The Ellenbo ro troop of Boy Scouts was official ly re-organized last Tuesday eve ning at Ellenboro by Professor Rex Long, new scout master, who met with a large number of boys and men of the local Scout committee. Many of the men who make up the committee made talks expressing their belief in the Boy Scout move ment and pledging their aid in mak ing the Ellenboro troop one of the best and most active in the county. December 31 is the date set by Mr. Long to be the first meeting of the troop. He desires all old and new : present for this meeting on I Monday evening. i FOREST CITY COURIER FOREST CITY "ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AN D MOST F iFUL CITIES IN BE PARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STOVE* Price Named Publicity Man Kiwanis District Rutherfordton, Dec. 24. R. E. Price, editor of The Rutherford County News has been appointed chairman of the publicity committee of the Carolinas Kiwanis district by President-elect T. W. Crews of Spartanburg, S. C. Mr. Price was the first president of the Rutherfordton Kiwanis club. He is planning to do much boosting for the Carolinas district and will attend the annual trustees' meeting in Charlotte, January 17 to outline plans for the coming year for the publicity committee. NEW SCHOOL BOOKS WILL COST LESS State Text Book Commission Makes Selection for Next Five Years Raleigh, Dec. 24.—School books adopted by the text book commis sion for the period of five years and completing the single major and min or subjects allotted for each year have been announced from Governor McLean's office and with it went a statement that contrary to price , tendencies the world over there is an actual reduction in the December adoption. State Superintendent Allen, an alyzing the selection, puts the new and old books in parallel columns and finds the buyers of these texts for the next five years decidedly more favored than those who went through the past period. Of course, the number of children to be sup plied will determine the actual sav ing. Superintendent Allen does not say these are the best ever picked, but he declares they are the very latest in the pedagogical world. The new set becomes effective June 1, 1929. For primary readers of the liter ary type the Newson Readers, pub lished by Newson and company, J were adopted.* The four books used jin the primary grades cost $1.71 or 1 14 cents less than the books in use now. The Johnson Publishing company readers of the work type, were also adopted for primary use. The four books are listed at SI.BB as com pared with $1.90 for the present readers. For the first .three years of the j grammar grades the study readers jof the Charles E. Merrill company ] were adopted. The Houghton-Mif l j flin company reader was adopted for | fourth year grammar grade work. ! The cost of the four texts is $2.77. I The books in use now cost $2.81. j The McCall speller, published by Laidlaw Brothers, was adopted for jail grades. Its cost is 61 cents as compared with a cost of 65 cents for the present text. The text book commission re commended that no elementary ; science text be adopted. The edu- I cation board accepted this recom ! mendation. Elimination of this text after this year will reduce the total icost of books used in the seventh j grade by one dollar. MR. CLYDE WRIGHT HIT BY CAR SATURDAY NIGHT Ellenboro, Dec. 26.—Mr. Clyde Wright, of this place, was bruised and suffered several other minor in juries Saturday night when he was hit by a car, in front of Wilson's Store, here. He had started across the street, and was watching another car when he was struck by a car driven by his nephew, Frank Wright. He was knocked twenty feet. After the accident he was brought to Forest City where his injuries were attend ed to. The accident was unavoidable. NEW HUDSON - ESSEX MODELS DISPLAYED THIS WEEK The 1929 Hudson, with 64 im provements, and the new Essex with 76, go on display this week at the Cliffside Motor Co. Pictures and full description of these handsome new cars will appear in this paper next week. Drop in at Cliffside and see the beautiful new models. PUBLISHED IN THE INTERES' £ 'OREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY FOREST CITY, NORTH CJ $ IA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1928 MR.J.H.RAN/-1 DTCL4* iDAY North Henrietta Man Suc cumbs After Brief Illness —Funeral Sunday I Henrietta; Dec. 24.—Mr. J. Henry j Randall, aged 54, died at his home in j North Henrietta Friday morning. He j had been suffering from paralysis and high blood pressure to some ex tent for sometime, and this brought about his death. His illness was not considered serious and death came as j a shock to all who knew him. I Funeral services were held at High Shoals Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, with Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shel by, in charge assisted by Rev. Mr. Washburn. Interment was in the High Shoals cemetery. . Mr. Randall is survived by . his widow. No children, brothers or sis ters survive. The deceased was a faithful mem ber of the Cliffside Baptist church, at Cliffside. The pall bearers were Messrs. G. C. Burgess, W. C. Martin, P. B. Free man, Russell Freeman, L. B. Ham rick and J. B. Hawkins. The flower bearers were Mrs. J. D. Cudd, Mrs. J. L. Neal, Miss Ruth Randall and Mrs. W. G. Livingstone. "STUDENTS DAY" TO BE OBSERVED NEXT SUNDAY i I I ! "Students Day" will be observed by |the Baptist Church next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. All the stu dents and teachers in and around Forest City are cordially invited to attend this service. The program will jbe rendered by students and is as : follows: "Student Life in the Life of South ern Baptists," Mr. Wallace Long, j University of North Carolina. "Do College Students Check their ! Religion," Miss Meriam Green, Ashe ville Normal. "The Religious Life of my Col lege," Mr. Phillip Padgett, Davidson. "What I Missed and What I Found Helpful at College," Miss Evelyn Blanton, Auburn. "How College Has Widened My Spiritual Horizon," Miss Ruth Dog gett, Converse. "Why I Want to go to College," Mr. Fred Blanton, Forest City High School. ! "Twenty Years After Graduation," | Mr. O. C. Turner, Wofford. f Special music will also be rendered by the students. MRS. A. WHITESIDES, OF RUTHERFORDTON, DEAD ! Rutherfordton, Dec. 24. Mrs. Amanda Whitesides, who made her 'home with her daughter and family, | Mr. and Mrs. John A. Frady, about ; two miles from town on Highway No. 120, died Monday night, December 17 after an illness of about ten days. She died of complications. Funeral services and burial were held at Rock Springs Baptist church Wednesday morning, December 18, at 11 o'clock with Rev. E. P. White |in charge. The floral offerings were : attractive. The deceased is survived by one son and two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Whiteside of the Pea Ridge section, Polk County; Mrs. O. D. Early at Lake Lure and Mrs. John A. Frady, near Rutherfordton. She is the last of her family and was 81 years of age October 30, 1928. OCRACOKE AUTO OWNERS, DON'T NEED LICENSES Ocracoke, Dec. 24. —This is one pl ace and perhaps the only one —in North Carolina where automo bile owners Tare not worrying over having to buy their new license tags. Folks on Ocracoke Island don't buy 'em. The reason is simple . enough, j Ocracoke Island is a part of North Carolina, all right, but it is a part where there aren't any highways. For pleasure riding residents of the island use the sandy beach. There is no connecting bridge with the mainland, so they don't- have to have licenses when they motor ot er—they don't motor over. There are about 30 machines on the island. CHILD KILLED WHEN HIT BY CAR James Ward, Three Years Old, Killed When Hit By Car at Avondale North Henrietta, Dec. t Ward, three years old son of Mr. and ! Mrs. Floyd Ward, of this place, was ; instantly killed Saturday afternoon ■ , at 3 o'clock when he was ran over by - a car driven by James Doggett, son ; of Mr. W. B. Doggett, of Henriet s ta. The accident occurred near Wells t store while the child was • apparently attempting to cross the - street. He was hit by the front of . the car, and death resulted almost » instantly. Funeral services were held at the 3 Avondale Baptist church Monday af ternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. A. T. Stoudenmi're in charge of the serv - ices. Interment was in the Sandy » Plains cemetery Monday afternoon at four o'clock. Young Doggett was placed under " SIOO.OO bond to await an investi • gation of the death of the Ward child. 1 MR. BROADUS GREEN SUPERINTENDENT OF LIGHTS I J * Last week The Courier reporter un r wittingly stated that Mr. Frank Dorsey was superintendent of the j city water and lights, in the article j referring to the city's Christmas dec . orations. Mr. Broadus Green holds 1 this position and it was under his > supervision that the lights were plac l ed and the streets decorated. The 3 Courier regrets the error and glad ly makes this correction. , COTTON GINNING SHOWS BIG GAIN IN RUTHERFORD Rutherfordton, Dec. 24.—Ruther ford county ginned 15,047 bales of - cotton up to December 13, as com . pared to 12,393 the same date last I year, while Polk county ginned 2,- t 223 up to the same date, as against 2,620 last year, same date. This is r one of the largest yields in the his ■ tory of Rutherford county. » COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION i AT ADAVILLE SUNDAY ' Forest City, R-2, Dec. 26.—The Rutherford County Singing conven l tion will meet with the Adaville Bap tist church next Sunday, for an all day program. The exercises open at 10 o'clock with singing by the Ada ( ville choir. The welcome address will be mae by Mr. Jim Crow, followed by devotional and response, by Rev. • M. M. Huntley. Mountain View and r Sulphur Springs choirs will sing, al » so a visiting quartette, during the : morning program. At 11:50 Rev. D. • J. Hunt will speak on "What is Sing ' ing For." Dinner will be served at ' noon on the ground. Holly Springs, Bethany and Shiloh choirs will sing in the afternoon, also 1 several visiting quartettes. The con [ vention will adjourn at 4 o'clock with a business session. BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL GIVES CHRISTMAS PAGEANT On Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock a j pageant entitled: "The Christmas Candle," was rendered by the Sun day School of the First Baptist church. This little play, which was given under the direction of Mrs. W. A. Ayers and Mrs. J. F. Womble, had a very beautiful story, showing the true spirit of Christmas and how it should be observed. At the conclusion of the pageant the Christmas treat was given to the members of the Sunday School. HINES - CLARKE WEDDING Spindale, Dec. 26.—A wedding of interest to a wide circle of friends | is that of Miss Edna Clarke and Mr. Ernest Hines, which occurred Thurs day in Spartanburg. Mrs. Hines is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Clarke, of Spindale. Mr. Hines is from Polk county. Both are well known and have a large num ber of friends WHO wish them good fortune in their new venture. The young couple will make their home here in Spindale. i Adlaide Peeler Is Accidentally Shot Adlaide Peeler, young high school | student of this city, was accidental-' ly shot in the left arm at his home I Friday when he picked up a rifle that had fallen to the floor. He was placing the gun upon its end in a corner when it accident ly went off. While his injuries are painful they are not serious. Peeler was chosen as an end on The Charlotte Observer's all-state footfall team and was captain of the Forest City High school football team this season. RUTHERFORD'S TAXABLE LESS More Than $35,000,000 Valu* ation of Property Listed For Taxation Rutherfordton, Dec. 24.—The total property listed for taxation in Ruth erford county for 1928 is $35,862,876 as compared to $36,302,627 in 1927, according to the abstract of listed taxables, which has just been com pleted. Other facts brought out on the county by the abstract is, there are 8,719 town lots in 1928 as compar ed to 9,489 in 1927. The total value of all real estate in the county in 1928, is $25,201,899. There are 731 horses listed for taxation in 1928 as compared to 791 in 1927, while there were 3,824 mules in 1928, as against 3,874 in 1927. Rutherford had 2,053 head of cattle, other than milk cows in 1928 and 1,572 in 1927. There are 4,- 586 milk cows listed for taxation this year as compared to 5,061 in 1927. There were 6,172 head of hogs in 1928 while there were only 5,624 in 1927. The county had 52 sheep in 1928 and 43 in 1927 and IS goats in 1928 and 10 in 1927. NO EXTENSION OF TIME FOR BUYING LICENSE TAGS Chief of Police Chas. R. Price has | stated that all owners pf automobiles must have their 1929 license tags by the Ist of January. This includes both town and state tags. There will be no extension given owners to get their tags this year. All cars must have their tags on by next Tuesday. City tags can be secured at the City Hall. APPOINTED CLERK COURT The following was taken from an Elizabeth City paper: "N. Elton Aydlette, prominent young attorney of this city was ap pointed Monday, by Judge W. L. Small, as clerk of the Superior Court, to fill the unexpired term of Ernest I. Sawyer, whose death oc curred last Friday. The term will expire in November, 1930. "Mr. Aydlett, who is the son of N. T. Aydlett, of Elizabeth City, was born here 26 years ago, and was married last June, to Miss Pan tha Houser, of Rutherfordton. He took his degree of L. L. 8., at the University of North Carolina, and was admitted to the bar in January, 1926. After practicing for eighteen months in Hamlet, he came to this city, and was associated with Judge Small, prior to the latter's eleva tion to the bench. Since then," he has been law partner with Larry E. Skinner, Jr., recently elected county prosecutor." Mr. Aydlette got the appointment without seeking it, over a number who were asking for the job. Mrs. Aydlett is the daughter of Chief of Police and Mrs. R. L. Houser of Rutherfordton. BASKET BALL The Golden Tornado of Forest City Hi will play the strong Gastonia quint on the local court Friday night, Jan uary 4, at 7:30. Forest City defeat ed Gastonia this year 28-21 at Gas tonia. This is the best team that For est City has been up against this year. If you want to see a good basket-ball game come out and see Gastonia play. f : L 8 Pages | 48 COLUMNS I i SI.OO Per Year in Advaae* NEW THEATRE, THE ROMINA, OPENS JAN. 3 Work Being Rushed, on Forest City's Handsome Play house The Courier is authorized to say that Forest City's handsome new theatre, The Romina, will open on Thursday evening, Jan uary 3rd. Workmen are busy with the finishing touehes, and Mr. W. H. Haynes, owner, is planning to open with "Ramona" as the first picture to be shown in the theatre. The Goodfellows musical organization and members of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are coming for the op ening. Forest City's Kiwanis Club is ?oing to honor Mr. Haynes at the club supper at 6:30 on Thursday and will no doubt go to the opening in a body. The Courier will issue a special supplement next week, commemorati ng the opening of the new theatre. Mrs. Maude Minish Sutton, one of :he state's best feature writers, will lave an exclusive article in this pa per, descriptive of the handsome new playhouse. Artist Gilbert has taken i splendid picture of the Romina, which will appear, along with Mrs. Minish's article. Many of our bus iness men and those having a part in the building of the new theatre have taken space in next week's paper, congratulating Mr. Haynes and wish ing him success in this new enter prise. Watch The Courier next week for full details of the opening of our new theatre. AVONDALE WOMAN CLAMED BY DEATH Miss Dessie Hawkins Dies at Home of Brother in Cliffside Avondale, Dec. 26.—Funeral serv ices for Miss Dessie Hawkins were held here Tuesday in the Avondale Baptist church with Rev. Mr. Jenkins in charge of the service. Interment was in the Cool Springs cemetery at Forest City. Miss Hawkins was forty years of age, and had been in ill health for a number of months. Heart trouble brought about her death Monday morning at 6 o'clock. At the time of her death she was making her home with her brother in Cliffside. She is survived by her mother, five brothers, L. Hawkins, , Houston, D. Hawkins, Elam and Joe Hawkins and one sister. : SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ENJOYS SANTA PARTY The "Blue Bird" class of the Jun ior Sunday school department of the First Baptist church met on Satur day afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of little Miss Mattie Mills. A short program was given after which they were surprised by a visit from Santa Claus who presented a gift to each little girl present. Those present were Miss Flora Marks, teacher and little Misses Marjorie Padgett, Doro thy Turner, Alva Searcy, Janice Cald well, Hilda Blanton, Lanette Gibson, Anne Glenn Vess, Mattie Mills. Mabel Sanders was a guest. SOUTH MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE RECEIVES LOAD OF GIFTS Mr. J. F. Womble, of this city, car ried a load of books, groceries, cloth ing, etc., to the South Mountain In dustrial Institute Christmas day, for which the ladies who are conducting this school were very grateful. Mr. Womble carried with him a number of items that were contribut ed by people in Forest City, who were given proper credit for their gifts. DR. CRAWFORD HONORED Dr. R. H. Crawford of the staff of the Rutherford Hospital was last week elected to membership in the Southern Surgical Association which held its annual convention at White Sulphur Springs, West Va. The association will meet in Savannah, Ga., in 1929.