VOL. XII— No. 15.
BE OUTLINED BY
Will Formulate Program of
Work for Year at Meeting
to be Held Friday.
The January meeting of The Ruth
erford County Club will be held in
the hall over the Caroleen Store,' at
Caroleen, on Friday at one o'clock.
The Woman's Missionary Society, of
the Methodist church, of Caroleen,
under direction of Mrs. L. B. Harrill
will serve the luncheon.
Each member is requested to come
prepared to suggest objectives as to
xhe work of the Club for 1930. Mr.
Z. 0. Jenkins will speak briefly cn
some suggested objectives which the
Club should work toward., It is ex
pected that some of the bank officials
f the county will be present and
; iscuss the financial outlook for 1930,
Each member of the Club will be
dven an opportunity to suggest any
ideas, plans or changes that he may j
LOSES LIFE WHILE
DRIVING NEW CAR
Funeral Service Held For A.
l.Vallotton Friday at
Rutherfordton, Jan. 13. —Learn-
ing to drive a car cost the life of
Alexander I. Vallotton, 47, who lived
near the Rutherford-Polk line at St.
Thomas Mission in Polk «• County.
Thursday Mr. Vallotton was in Ruth
erfordton, purchased his first car,
and was learning to drive while near
Tavlor's Store close to Mill Springs.
He saw a car approaching and turn
ed his car, going over an embank
ment. The steering wheel crushed
him. This was at 5:45 o'clock in the
afternoon and he died Friday morn
ing at 5:45 o'clock at a home near
by. His condition was such that he
could not be carried home or to -a
hospital. A boy was with him but es
caped injury. Mr. Vallotton was
buried Friday afternoon at Holy
Cross Episcopal church, Tryon, with
the rector, the Rev. C. P. Burnett,
: n charge. He has been living in this
section since 1906. He came here
from New York State and leaves a
wife. He was a member of St. Fancis
Episcopal church, of this place, and
formerly lived here. He was of Swiss
MRS. JANE HAMRICK
Passes at Age of Seventy-One
at Home of Daughter at
Henrietta Last Sat
Henrietta, Jan. 13. —Mrs. Jane
Hamrick, aged 71 years, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Kansas
West here Saturday. She had been
W about eight days with pneumonia
which proved fatal to her.
Funeral services were held at Sha
ron Baptist church, near Shelby,
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Rev. Z. D. Harrill, of Ellenboro, Rev.
Mr. Padgett, of Shelby and Dr.
Whitley, of Gastonia, were in charge
the service. Interment was in the
Mrs. Hamrick, who was twice mar
ried, is survived by her daughter,
Mrs. West, two sons, O. G. More
head, of Gastonia, L. E. Moore
head, of Shelby; one brother, S. M.
Holland, of Shelby; four sisters,
T. 0. Lee and Mrs. John Moore,
of Boiling Springs, Mrs. Sarah
Haynes, Cliff side and Mrs. W. N.
Hamrick, of Shelby.
Pallbearers were Messrs. R. L.
Huskey, J. L. Reinhardt, H. Me-
Kelire, H. P. Higgins, A. O. Am
nions and C. L. Jolley. Honorary
Pallbearers were Messrs. L. P. Ham
r=ck, N. J. James, J. W. Willbanks,
T - L. Hamrick, Fred Rollins and Jess
I' lower girls were Misses Rose-
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C. E. U. To Meet
Rutherfordton, Jan. 13.—The
Rutherford-Polk counties Christian
Endeavor societies will hold their
regular quarterly meeting at Ruth
erfordton, Friday evening, January
24. A pageant "The Old' Ship of
Zion" will be given at that meeting.
A fellowship supper will be served to
members of the various unions of the
two counties and visitors at five
o'clock. The pageant will take place
after the supper.
TWO KILLED BY
C. C. & 0. TRAIN AT
Henry Jenkins and Six Year-
Old Son Killed When Car
Is Hit By Time Freight.
Harris, Jan. 14.—A father and
his six-year-old son were killed -.at
noon Sunday when a freight train
: hit the car in which they were re
turning from the postoffice near
Harris. Henry L. Jenkins, 36, prom
inent farmer, and his boy, Lynn, were
the victims of the crash which de
molished the automobile.
Father and son are said to have
been laughing Over the Sunday
comic papers and to have disre
garded the approaching train.
Mr. Jenltin's neck was broken
when the sedan was struck and
dragged 50 feet or more " down the
tracks of the Carolina, Clinchfield
& Ohio railroad by the northbound
"time" freight train. He died
instantly. The little boy died soon
after he was taken to the Ruther
Six or ymore persons witnessed
the tragedy that wiped out two
of a family of three. They said
that the track was clear for a
number of feet in each direction.
Officials of the . railroad askerl
Sunday that a coroner's inquest be
held, but no such hearing has been
held. Six or more persons were eye
witnesses to the tragedy.
Mr. Jenkins leaves a widow, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Jenkins, four brothers, Roy Jenkins
of Florida; Mack Jenkins of Forest
City; Fred and DeWitt of Harris;
and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Miller
and Mrs. Otto Hopper, who lived
Mr. Jenkins was a devoted mem
ber of Holly Springs Baptist church
and was a prominent citizen of
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at two o'clock at
Holly Springs Baptist church, of
which Mr. Jenkins was a member.
Rev. D. J. Hunt, the pastor, had
charge of the service. Interment fol
lowed in the Holly Springs cemetery.
Mary and Nell Morehead, Mary Lou
West, Zelma Hicks, Ethel Hall, Sarah
Clarke and Ruth Hamrick, Mesdames
L. P. Hamrick, C. W. Willbanks, Jess
A special feature of the funeral
was the by Messrs. Will and
Ed Huskey, of Avondale. Mre. Ham
rick was a member of Bethel Bap
tist church, at Ellenboro.
De fust PiggTy Wiggly wuz born
fightin' fer fair prices, en take it
fum me, chile, de little Piggly Wig
glies ain't nevuh went back on dey
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1930.
New President, Howard Dog
gett, Announces Commit
tees for 1930—New Of
ficials Take Office.
At the meeting of the Kiwanis
Club Monday evening, January 6.,
the new officers recently elected
took office. The incoming president,
Howard Doggett, announced the
committees for 1930 as follows:
1930 Kiwanis Committees.
Agriculture:—D.. H. Sutton, Chair
man; J. W. Matheny, Terry Moore.
Attendance: —A. M. McKeithan,
Chairman; R. C. Alexander, M. H.
Business Standards: —T. R. Pad
gett, Chairman; J. R. Moore, R. R.
Classification and Membership:—
Chas. Z. Flack, Chairman; Bryan
Harrill, John Dalton.
Goodwill and Grievance: —B. T.
Jones, Chairman; J. M. Shuford, T.
House:—J. W. Eaks, Chairman;
Marshall Giles, John Dalton.
Reception:—J. T. Harris, Chair
man; W. S. Moss, F. I. Barber, M.
Erwin, Chairman; Francis Little, B.
Education:—Marshall Giles, Chair
man; J. T. Harris, Chas. Z. Flack.
Laws and Regulations:—R. R.
Blanton, Chairman; Clarence Hughes,
T. T. Long.
Music:—Dr. R. R. Howes, Chair
man; R. C. Alexander, Clarence
Program:—F. I. " Barber, Chair
man; Dr. R. R. Howes, Dr. A. C.
Public Affairs:—John Dalton,
Chairman has. z. Flack, C. E. Al
cock, J. M. Shuford, Bryan Harrill.
Publicity:—C. E. Alcock, Chair
man; D. H. Sutton, Charles Erwin.
Underprivileged Child:—Dr. A. C.
Duncan, Chairman; J. W. Eaks, R.
Robert E. Haynes Died
Suddenly Last Thursday
MRS. MOSES HYDER
Henrietta Woman Passes Sud
denly Friday—Funeral Ser
vices Held at Provi
Henrietta, Jan. 14. —Last Friday,
while engaged in housework, Mrs.
Moses E. Hyder, aged 50 collapsed
and died a few hours later at her
home here with heart trouble. Fun
eral services were held Saturday at
Henrietta Methodist church with
Rev. Mr. Lynch, of Henrietta, in
charge, assisted by Rev. F. H. Price,
her former pastor. After the service
at the Henrietta church her body was
taken to the Providence cemetery,
where it was interred.
Mrs. Hyder is survived by her hus
band, Moses E. Hyder, and the fol
lowing children, B. P. Hyder, F. E.
Hyder, John Hyder, Vernon, Bernice,
Fred and Lois Hyder, all of Henriet
Three brother and three sisters al
so survive, as follows: M. B. Mahaf
fee, Caroleen; C. B. Mahaffee and
J. M. Mahaffee, of Forest City; Mrs.
Nannie Pigford, Blackburg; Mrs.
Sadie Rippy, Ruth; Mrs. Annie Spen
Pall bearers were Messrs. Harry
and Clyde Pigford, John and Ver
non Hyder, Rufus and Leroy Spen
cer. Flower girls were: Alpha and
Abbie Ann Cooper, Grace Gillespie,
Mary Etta Henderson, Mary ,Led
ford, Willie Sue Covington, Juanita
Gillespie, Edna Beulah Spencer, Fan
Mrs. Hyder was a consecrated
Christian, and was designated as a
mong one of the best women in Hen
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Meeting At Oakland Well At
tended by Farmers and
The dairy farmers who supply
milk to the towns of Rutherfordton,
Spindale, Forest City and Alexan
der, gathered at Oakland school last
Wednesday night to discuss whether
or- sot it would be practical to in
stall a pasteurizing plant for all the
above named towns.
The meeting was called by Mr. M.
L. Treadwell, Agricultural teacher,
at the Central High school. Mr. O.
J. Holler, Manager of the Ruther
ford County Farmers Federation,
and Mr. D. H. Sutton, Agricultural
teacher, at Cool Springs High school
were invited to take a part in the
discussion. A majority of the dairy
ment were present, and seemed to
be very much impressed with the
movement. Many times they took the
lead in discussion of the project, and
offered many helpful suggestions.
Mr. Holler told the farmers that
the Federation was ready to help
and finance this proposition if they
would organize themselves, and do
all they could themselves.
At the close of the meeting, a
committee was appointed to go to
Shelby, to investigate the plant there,
also to visit some of the farmers,
which furnish milk to this plant.
Thus they hope to determine wheth
er or not a plant is likely to be a
success here. This committee will
journey to Shelby Saturday the 18th
They will report their findings at a
meeting on the 22nd, at Oakland
so?-. v -$ x 7.00 p. ni.
Mi-.' li * j.
of the Farmers Federation, ana sev
eral other influential men have been
invited to be present. Mr. McClure
will probably have a definite propo
sition to make the farmers at that
Death Comes to Prominent
Citizen After Few Days
Cliffside, Jan. 13. —Last Thursday
afternoon about two o'clock just as
the undertaker was preparing to
place the body of Mr. G. K. Moore
in the hearse to go to Pleasant
Grove for burial, news came of the
sudden death of Mr. Robert E.
Haynes at his home at Avondale.
Though Mr. Haynes had been slight
ly ill his passing brought to his fam
ily and friends a great shock all the
more overwhelming because of the
fact that the hearts of his family
and friends were already heavy with
grief over the passing of two very
dear friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Satur
day afternoon from the Haynes
Memorial Baptist church, at Avon
dale, of which Mr. Haynes was a
member. Rev. A. T. Stoudenmire,
pastor of the Avondale church, was
in charge of the service and was as
sisted by Rev. D. H. Reinhardt, pas
tor of the Cliffside Methodist church,
and Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shelby.
Interment was in the Cliffside
cemetery where his grave was com
pletely covered with many beautiful
floral tributes of which there was
such a profusion the graves of his
first wife and a child was also eov-.
ered with several wreaths and other
designs placed on the graves of Mr.
R. R. Haynes and two wives.
Hr. Haynes leaves besides his
companion three children; Raleigh
Haynes of Cliffside; Mrs. Dennis
Camp, Forest City; and Miss Margar
et Haynes at home. Surviving broth
ers are Messrs. Charles Haynes and
Walter Haynes of Cliffside and Grov
er, C. Haynes of Winter Haven, Fla.,
and the following sisters. Mesdames
Twenty-Five Students in City's
First Mid-Term Graduating Class
Double Promotion System Enables School to
Graduate Two Classes Each School Year.
Large Number Students to Graduate
From Grammar School Jan. 17.
Chief of police, Chas. R. Price is
puzzled. He doesn't know whether
to say business is good or business
is dull. On last Saturday night for
the first time in many weeks not a.
single arrest was made by the police
department. According to Chief Price
right after the holidays the police
man's business is always dull, or
would you say good? Anyway,
whether you would call it dull times
or good times, the police do not have
much to do for everyone is on their
All joking aside, it is hoped by the
police department that this good rec
ord can be maintained and that peo
ple will continue to stay on their
CONVENES FEB. 3
Juror List February Term Su
perior Court for Trial of
Civil Cases is Drawn.
Rutherfordton, Jan. 13.—The Feb
ruary term of superior court for
trial of civil cases will convene here
Monday, February 3. The judge to
preside at this term of court has not
men have drawn to serve ss
jurors: ~ „ m- ""
James Epley, S. E. Melton, J. S.
Waters, J. J. Jones, J. R. Bennett,
J. C. Toms, W. W. Suggs, J. A .Bail
ey, A. L. Hensley, S. S. Blanchard,
Chas .H. Moore, Horace Cole, W. S.
Huntley, Roy Logan, J. H. Mayse,
Don C. Melton, Ed. Henson, F. A.
W. P. Alexander, Z. O. Jenkins,
G. E. Morgan, T. B. Taylor, A. L.
Dalton, John F. White, M. J. Har
rill, E. M. Henderson, B. B. Free
man, C. G. Crow, J. C. Frady, A. C.
TO SPEAK HERE
Asheville Man Will Address
Members of American Le
gion Post and Auxiliary
Here January 28th.
! Hon. Zeb. Nettles, of Asheville, will
I deliver an address here before the
American Legion Post and the Wo
man's Auxiliary, as well as to the
: public in general, Tuesday January
! 28, at 8 p. m. Mr. Nettles' address
will be on the aims and purposes ol
the American Legion, with especial
reference to the Legion's 'Round-up'
Week, of January 27 to February
Ist. Sprugeon Moss, commander of
the local legion post, says that the
ranks of the disabled veterans are
constantly increasing, requiring a
large membership in the Legion to
furnish funds, leadership and admin
istration to insure them opportuni
ties to which they are entitled. For
the purpose of filling North Caro--
lina's membership quota "Round-
Up Week" has been designated, dur.
ing which time it is hoped to secure
9,800 more members in North Caro
lina and about 150 to 200 more new
members in Rutherford county.
Z. 0. Jenkins, Avondale; Sarah Hay
nes. Love, Winter Haven, Fla.; J. R.
Shull, Charlotte and B. P. Cald
well, of Cliffside.
Mr. Haynes was prominent in the
business circles of Rutherford coun
ty,' and also had extensive business
interests in Florida
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SI.OO Per Year in Advance
The Forest City high school as it
was called in 1924 was the first
school in Rutherford county to be
accredited by the Southern Associa
tion of colleges and High schools.
That same year the double promo
tion system was established in gram
mar school. This system makes it pos
sible for a pupil who fails on a grade
for a half year to begin work and
make a half grade. This system was
begun in the second grade and now
we have the first class graduating at
mid-term. In four more years Cool
Springs Township High school will
graduate a class in January and one
The double promotion system is
very popular for two reasons. First
it enables a pupil to get out of
school a half year earlier and there
by permitting the pupil to begin col
lege work a half year sooner. If the
student does not want to go to col
lege, but wants to go to work, he
will have an extra half year's work
to his credit. It costs as much to
teach a pupil a grade the second
time as it did the first time. There
fore the expense of instruction for
a half year will be saved for the tax
payers of the township.
The health of the pupils deter
mine in a large way the progress of
the pupils. A health program has
been established in the schools of
Cool Springs Township. The princi
pals inspect the lavatories and the
building aild: grounds each day. Also
.the buildings are ££#.4as, nearly the
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right temperature as pctfsjDte.
In addition to this the pupils are
rated from the physical examination
given by Dr. W. C. Twitty, the
county health physician. The pupils
are rated on five points, hearing, vis
ion, teeth, throat, and correct weight.
This grouping will soon be complet
ed. All the boys and girls who meet
these requirements will be given a
blue button and ribbon. A second
group wiR be given white buttons
but will later be given a blue button.
This group may have defective teeth.,
bad tonsils, or be more than 5 per
cent over or under weight. This
would mean two pounds for a child
who weighs forty pounds and six
pounds for a pupil who should weigh
120 pounds. Unless a pupil is ten
per cent or more over weight or un
der weight his health is not regard
ed as being in danger. As soon as
these defects are remedied the pu
pils will admitted to the Blue Bib
bon Club. The club will have over
sixty members from the second thru
the seventh grades in Forest City.
The other schools of the Township
will have members in the club too.
The names of the Blue Ribbon Club
will appear in the next issue of the
[MISS REBECCA EARLY IS
BURIED NEAR ELLENBORO
Ellenboro, Jan. 13.—Funeral serv
ices for Miss Rebecca Jane Early.
71, who died at v the home of her
sister, Mrs. Fisher McDaniel, near
Ellenboro, were held Friday after
noon at Walls Baptist church, two
miles from Ellenboro. The Rev.
J. D. Harrill was in charge of the
In addition t® her sister, Miss
Early is survived by two brothers,
Sam and Dock Early.
FIRE AND FOREST WARDEN
Mr. C. W. Mayfield, of Forest
City, R-2, was appointed this week
deputy fire and forest warden for
Cool Springs Township, by Mr. W.
J. Hardin, county forest and fire
Miss Katie Hardin left Monday for
Newnan, Ga., where she will enter
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