VOL. VII—No. 16.
CLASS GIVE THEIR
£) r . A. L. Gunter, of Spartan
burg, Is Principal Speaker
at Banquet Held Last
The annual banquet of the Men's
c ] a?? of the Methodist church was
Lid in the banquet hall of Blanton's
Lafe Thursday night, January 16th,
at 7:->0 o'clock. A delicious suppe'.
kvas served to more than sixty-five
I members and guests. The meeting
| was presided over by Dr. Chas. S.
McCall. president of the class. After
Dr. John S. Woo.d had returned
thanks, the banqueteers enjoyed one
of the best meals ever served by
Blanton's cafe. During the supper
Virginia and Howard Magness sang
a number of selections accompanied
dn the piano by Miss Ruth Dorsey.
Lila Gordon King gave a reading
that delighted all present. M. H. He
witt, chairman of the entertainment
committee, pulled a clever stunt that
brought forth much laughter.
Mr. A. L. Gunter, pastor of Bethel
Methodist church, Spartanburg, S. C.
was the principal speaker of the
evening. Mr. Gunter's address was
both timely and interesting. He said
that the men of today needed to
keep themselves physically fit, men
tally alert, and morally straight, if
they expected to hand down to the
youth of today an honest heritage.
Speaking of the youth of today, Mr.
Gunter said that in his opinion the
youth of today was just as honest
and upright as the youth of any age.
The difference, he said, lay in the
fact that the youth of today will
dare more and hence will accom
plish more Mr. Gunter closed with
a plea that the men make their
home more attractive for youth and
that they seek the companionship ;f
their sons. \
After Mr. Gunter's address the
chairman called on Mr. C. B. Daw
sey, a missionary from Brazil, who
spoke briefly and interestingly. He
brought greetings from twenty thou
sand Methodists from Brazil. Mr.
Dawsev has spent 15 years in Brazil.
Dr. John S. Wood also spoke briefly
and very forcibly. Numbers of
members and visitors were free to j
say that the banquet was the best
they had ever attended. It was re
gretted by all that illness kept Rev.
K Moores from attending. The
meeting closed with a short prayer j
W Rev. R. L. Doggett.
Tabernacle Meetings at Cliff
side Well Attended Sun
to Great Revival.
de, Jan. 21.—The Stephens
ruicle meetings, at Cliffside,
off under most favorable
; ns, on Sunday morning at
] 1:00 o'clock.
the departments were well
the weather was almost
tt, and the crowds surpassed
ctations in both numbers and
for the beginning of the
and efficient corps of ush
; on hand and very attentive
ajge crowds at every service.
R'e and most excellent choir
200 members, with Mr.
-ee, Director and Miss Rorls
pianist, are rendering great
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- 1 committees are rendering a:
I'vice along their respective
duty, and Mr. W. G. Hay
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•serves much credit for so
iy completing the organiza
f, L all of the departments be
.. ' e meetings began.
tabernacle is well lighted and
; nd comfortable in every way.
visiting ministers are in
jance, the press is well repre
> and everything points fav
toward the most profitable
that has ever been held in
- 1 of the state.
FOREST CITF COURIER
FOREST CITY "ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTj ft , IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DEPARTMENT OF SURVEY
State Fair Director
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0. J. HOLLER.
0. J. HOLLER ON
STATE FAIR BOARD
Rutherford County's Master
Farmer Appointed State
Fair Director by Gover
O. J. Holler, of Union Mills, Ruth
erford county's master farmer, and
president of the Farmers Federation
Inc., of Rutherford county, has been
named by Governor 0. Max Gardner
as a member of the North Carolina
State Fair Board, according to an
announcement made this week. Mr.
Holler will succeed D, Reeves No
land, of Waynesville, who has resign
ed. Mr. Holler's term will expire
March 2, 1932.
Mr. Holler is one of the outstand
ing leaders in the agricultural profes
sion in Rutherford county. He is
actively connected with all farm or
ganizations in Rutherford county and
Western North Carolina. He was
elected in December, as president of
the Rutherford County Club. He is
also connected with the Rutherford
County Fair Association.
The board of directors of the
North Carolina State Fair is com
posed of thirteen members, one from
each of the ten congressional dis
tricts and three members at large,
and are as follows:
First district, Thomas S. White,
Hertford; Second district, W. H. Joy
ner, Garysburg; Third district, Jule
K. Warren, Trenton; Fourth district,
Dr. J. R. Rogers, Raleigh; Fifth dis
trict, Jefferson Penn, Reidsville; Sixth
district, Dr. J. Vance McGoughan,
Fayetteville; Seventh district, Arthur
Ross, Asheboro; Eig"ht district, Mrs.
jW. A. Foil, Concord; Ninth district
Roy E. Hutchinson, .Charlotte; Tenth
district, O. J. Holler, Union Mills;
I Members-at-large: Mrs. P. E. Brown
Wilkesboro; W. E. White, Mebane;
W. G. Bramham, Durham.
NEW COAL COMPANY.
Messrs. W. E. Moore and Fred H.
Harrill have formed a partnership
and will enter the coal business un
der the firm name of the Moore Coal
Co. They will handle only the best
lines of coal and will be located at
the railroad siding at Davis Lumber
Co., on Broadway.
Both are clever, well known gen
tlemen, whos friends predict success
for them in their new enterprise.
The new firm has an ad in today's
Courier, showing that they appre
ciate the advertising value of their
Miss Mildred Moores, of Greens
boro College, Greensboro, is spend
ing t few days here with her mother,
Mrs. M. F. Moores. Her father, Rev.
M. F. Moores, continues to be quite
ill and is now in Charlotte Hospital
under the care of specialists.
Mr. Bill Butler, of Fort Bragg,
is spending the week here with his
father, Mr. J. L. Butler. Mr. Butler
will leave soon for Washington, D.
C., where he will take a special
course in finance.
When bigger and better values are
sold. Courtney's will sell them.
Courtney's 10c Store. (The Old Re
| liable.) •
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOl ITT AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA 1 3 JANUARY 23, 1930.
Sixth Annual Concert Will Be
Held in Spindale House
Saturday Evening at 8
Spindale, Jan. 21.—0n next Sat
urday evening the Spindale Band, of
Spindale, will give its sixth annual
concert in the Spindale House, be
ginning at eight o'clock. An excel
lent program has been arranged,
consisting of eight numbers, for this
The Spindale Band now numbers
twenty-five members. The band was
organized in 1923, and the annual
concert has been a feature that has
been eagerly anticipated by the mu
sic lovers of the county each Jan
uary for six years!,
Mr. D. C. Coie, who organized the
band, and has been its director* since
that time, will be in charge of the
program Saturday evening. No ad
mission fee is charged by the band
for these concerts, and the public is
cordially invited to attend.
The program, as announced by
Mr. Cole, follows:
The Ambassador, March, by G. E.
Happy Greeting, Overture, Fran
cis A. Myers.
Lotus Flower, Gavotte, by Holmes.
Pilgrims Chorus, from Tannhau
ser, by Wagner.
"You were Meant for Me," Fox
trot, by Fred and Brown.
Vocal solo, by Z. G. Goforth, Miss
Davis at piano.
"Trombone Blues", Jewell.
Princess of India, Overture, by
K. L. King.
Roadster Hit By Southern
Passenger Train Sunday •
Afternoon In West
Three South Carolina negroes
were injured two isejriously, when
their car a Ford roadster, was hit by
Southern passenger train No. 35,
running from Marion to Rock Hill,
at the city limits here about 5:30
A Forest City negro, Broad
Payne, seeing the train coming,
jumped from the car and was not
hurt. The track in the direction
from which the train was coming
can be seen for about 400 yards.
The three injured negroes, all
from Chesnee, S. C., are, Jhildon
Payne, cut on thumb and with
slight abrasion on his back; T. Bur
ton Gaffney, fractured thigh and
extensive lacerations on scalp and
face with probably fractured skull;
Rochel Houser, cut about the face
and head and probably a fractured
Dr. A. C. Duncan, noticing the
train stopping, was the first to the
wreck and carried the negroes to
his office where they were given
first aid and then the latter two
who were injured seriously, were
sent to the Rutherford hospital.
Dr. W. C. Bostic, Southern rail
way surgeon,, and Dr. Bostic. Jr..
also attended the injured negroes.
The negroes had been drinking ac
corwding to the doctors.
Gaffney who was driving the car
was said to have been highly "in
toxicated before the wreck which
sobered him a little.
Houser and Gaffney were taken to
the hospital. Houser was discharged
Tuesday, while Gaffney is yet in the
hospital, but is recovering rapidly,
METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES.
Rev. R. M. Hoyle, Jr., pastor of
the Rutherfordton Methodist church
will fill Rev. M. F. Moores engage
ment at the local Methodist church
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock.
Mr. Moores is taking treatment at
the Charlotte Sanatorium, but ex
pects to return to his home here some
time this week.
| £ Couples Are
Sd Rrried In Gaffney
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S„ C., Jan. 22.—During
the past week Judge Lake W. Stroup,
of the probate court, issued mar
riage licenses to five Rutherford
county couples, as follows:
John Stacy, Henrietta, and Docia
Will Smith, Caroleen, and Gracie
Boheler, Forest City.
Durham Philbeck, Gaffney, and
Lillie Bell Sisk, Caroleen.
Alvin Guy Hoyle, and Doris Wal
ker, Rutherfordton, R-l.
Thad L. Conley, and Mollie More
head, Rutherfordton, N. C.
STORES TO OPEN
NEXT WEEK END
Now Has Membership of
* Over 30 Stores—Open
Friday and Saturday.
The Quality Service Stores of
Rutherford and Cleveland counties
will open for business on January
31st, and February Ist, according
to an announcement made Wednes
day by the group president, W. C.
Ellis, of Spindale.
A meeting of the finance commit
tee was held Tuesday night, at which
time plans for the opening were
discussed. Another meeting will be
held next Tuesday evening, in the
Court House at Rutherfordton, which
will be attended by all the members
and final plans made for putting the
movement in operation in the county.
The local unit of the Quality Ser
vicq Stores group embraces Cleveland
an 4: Rutherford counties. The group
Membership of over thirty
grocery stores in the two counties.
The members of the Quality Ser
vice Stores group will purchase in
bulk a number of standard advertis
ed brands of groceries and feature
them each week as specials. Through
the centralized purchasing plan cer
tain other groceries will also be pur
chased in bulk and sold at whole
W. H. BLANTON
Spindale Merchant Succumbs
to Pneumonia—Funeral to
be Held at Shiloh.
Spindale, Jan. 22.—Mr. W. H.
( Blunton, prominent merchant of this
j place, died Wednesday morning at
j ten o'clock at his home, after a short
| illness. He was taken ill about a week
ago with a severe cold, which devel
oped into pneumonia. His condition
was not considered serious until
Tuesday night, when he suddenly be
came worse, dying Wednesday morn
Mr. Bianton is survived by h*s
widow, one son, Roland Bianton, of
the Shiloh community, Rutherford
ton. R-l; three daughters, Mrs. M.
B. Wall, of Spindale; Mrs. Dolphus
Hester, of Spindale, and Miss Ella
Bianton, at home.
Mr. Bianton had been in business
here several years as manager of
the Blanton's Cash Grocery, which
was owned jointly by him and Mr.
He was a prominent citizen of
the community and county. Prior to
his coming to Spindale he had been
a farmer in the Shiloh community.
He was a member of Shiloh Baptist
church. Funeral arrangements have i
not been completed, but they will be ;
held at Shiloh Baptist church, prob
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The W. M. U. of the Florence j
Baptist church will give an oyster
supper Saturday afternoon and
night. The supper will be given in
the building formerly occupied by
Jiggs Chocolate Shop, next door to
Bradley's Jewelry shop. The pro
ceeds from this supper will be used
to make improvements at the Flor
ence Baptist church.
County Club Outlines
Objectives For Year
Renewed Interest In Black Bear Trail; Securing
Farm Membership;' And Other
Sunshine Youth In
Hospital With Wounds
Bostic, R-3, Jan. 21.—Clarence
Toney, 21, son of S. M. Toney, of
the Sunshine section, was brought
to the Rutherford hospital Sunday
suffering from a knife wound in his
chest, which relatives said was self
The wound, according to -hospital
attendants, was just above the heart,
the knife penetrating one lung. The
weapon used was apparently a pen
knife, it was said. Young Toney told
members of his family a week ago
he was going to kill himself, they
said. It was reported yesterday that
the young man would recover.
SEAL SALE REPORT
Sale of Christmas Seals in For
est City Amounted to $141,-
28 During Christmas
The sale of tuberculosis seals in j
Forest City for 1929 amounted to I
$141.28, showing a gain of $23.28 j
over the previous year. Twenty-five j
per cent of the gross receipts is
forwarded to the secretary and j
treasurer of the North Carolina tu
berculosis association to continue in'
North Carolina's great fight against j
this dreaded disease, the remaining (
75 per cent, or $105.96, is left in j
our local community with instruc- j
tions from the North Carolina Tub-;
erculosis Association to use it in»
buying milk and furnishing other J
physical necessities for indigent and •
under-nourished children; also, to
aid, at the discretion of the local
| chairman, in caring for needy
cases of tuberculosis.
As State Chairman for the town
of Forest City, I want to thank
everyone who aided in making this
seal sale a success. Especially do I
wish to thank the members of the
Forest Cit;\ Woman's Club who co
operated in SUch an untiring manner.
This is a work which the people
of our town should feel justly proud
in that tuberculosis is a disease that
is taking away hundreds of our
good people in North Carolina ari
nually. Since it is an infectious !i-
| sease, if our efforts are continued
!we will, no doubt, be able to reduce
j the number of deaths from this di
sease a great deal during the years
| just ahead.
Mrs. A. C. Duncan.
The public library has shown re
i markable growth since opening tho
| second week in April. The library
! opened with less than 300 books and
: records show a circulation of 220
the first month. The library now has
770 books including three standard
encyclopedias and the circulation for
one month was 818. Last Saturday
148 books were issued. 89 to adults.
This report shows something of the
interest being shown in the library.
Last week 37 new books were re
ceived. A gift from the Literary De
partment of the Woman's Club. The
Dramatic club is having a magazine
stand made and we hope to have it
Mrs. Clyde C. Hicks went to Char
lotte Sunday, where she entered the
Presbyterian Hospital for an opera
tion for internal goitre. Dr. Marvin
Scruggs performed the operation
Monday and we are glad to report
that Mrs. Hicks is improving nicely.
Valentines lc. Big assortment
Courtney's 10c Store.
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SI.OO Per Year in Advance
Caroleen, Jan. 17. A pro
gram of objectives was outlined at
Friday's meeting of the Rutherford
County Club and plans proposed for
an active year at the regular month
ly meeting held at Caroleen.
The president, 0. J. Holler, ap
pointed committees for 1930 as fol
lows: nominating: Z. O. Jenkins,
Cliffside; J. L. Taylor, Rutherford
ton; J. R. Moore, Forest City; Grie
vance, T. R. Padgett, Forest City;
W. L, Stall ings, Forest City; Ivy
Cowan, Spindale. Membership: K. S.
Tanner, Spindale; Terry A . Moore,
Forest City; W. B. Walker, Ruther
Z. O. Jenkins, of Cliffside, was the
first speaker on the program, and
suggested as objectives for the club
the securing of federal number and
federal maintenance of the Black
Bear Trail; plans for securing a
larger farmer representation in the
club, and renewed interest in the
W. L. Hicks, assistant cashier of
the Caroleen branch of the Farmers
Bank, spoke on the financial out
look for 1930. Suggestions from oth
er members followed.
About two years ago interest in
the Black Bear Trail was developed
to a high point in the county. The
highway traverses the entire length
of the county*. Through efforts of the
club the highway was advantageous
ly located in the county and mark
ers placed. However, interest in the
i project has lagged. Mr. Jenkins sug
' gested concerted action on behalf
of the club to secure a federal num
ber for this highway, and also to
i secure federal aid and maintenance.
|He suggested amending the by-laws
| of the club in order to allow farmers
lof the county to become members
[free of entrance fees, and, if neces
jsary to change time of monthly meet
' ings to suit their convenience. He
j asked that each member take a re
' newed interest in the club work, and
'.that the club follow-up, in a more
systematic form, the activities of the
| President Holler also offered sug
| gestions as to securing members
| from the farm population.
| Secretary Clarence Griffin empha
sized the importance of the agricu
ltural membership in the club: and
; suggested that a movement, began
I about a year ago, to publish a book
let, or some other publication adver
tising the county, be revived. Nuni
' erous calls come to the newspaper
' offices and others, in the absence of
a chamber of commerce in the coun
! ty, requesting information relative
to the industries of the county; ag
ricultural and manufacturing possi
bilities. Mr. Griffin suggested that
the club sponsor the publication of
; a booklet which would present ail
j these facts in concise form, and thai
. the secretary of the Rutherford
j County Club act as a county cham
j ber of commerce' secretary.
Mr. W. L. Hicks, cashier of the
j Caroleen bank, spoke on the finan
cial outlook. Money is easy at pres
ent which will go a good ways to
ward financing new enterprises, said
Mr. Hicks. The outlook is bright, at
present, but would not commit him
self to any further statements oth
er than that he hoped there would be
a fine business year, which he, per
sonally believed there would be.
Dr. A. C. Duncan urged that each
club member preach and teach opti
mism during the year, which he be
lieved would help business to a great
The club went on record as in fav
or of a program of beautification for
the county, which is being sponsor
ed by the county home demonstra
tion agent, Miss Laura Howard. Miss
Howard outlined the program and
asked the club for its cooperation.
Suggestions were also offered by
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