|)L. XII—No. 23.
AS MAN FALLS
ON HARD ROAD
p, Hendley, Aged 75, Dies
in Hospital of Injuries Re
ceived in Fall from Truck
L Henry P. Hendley, of Pacolet,
IC. aged 75 years, died in the
[theviord hospital Monday at 11:30
(lock from injuries received Sun
l morning when he fell from a
Insi'er truck in which he was rid-
L ' as the truck was leaving
[ir. Hendley was coming out of
Lrtanburg, S. C., Sunday morning
[d hailed a transfer truck of a
Lrtanburg firm, and asked for a
Lto Forest City. Tom Nix, the
Iver, who was on his way to Ruth
lorciton to visit relatives, obligingly
Emitted the aged man to ride with
ki, intending to let him off at For
jt City: He stated to Mr. Nix that
[ was enroute to Forest City to
Lit a daughter, but did not reveal
k name or that of his daughter.
[J;;st as they were leaving Cliffside
L man fell out of the t^uck,
Kdentlv striking the pavement on
[ head. Mr. Nix thinks he had some
hd of sudden illness or spell, caus
b him to fall. He was picked up,
iconscious, and rushed to Forest
tv. where he was given medical
after which an ambulance was
mmoned and he was taken to the
1U first the name of the man was
I known. A description of him was
ladeast in articles in the state
feers and by Chief Charles R.
ice, and before he died he was
sntified by a daughter.
Doctors at the hospital stated that
► skull was crushed by the fall,
jath came Monday morning at
■lrs. H. F. Fisher, of Forest City,
■daughter of the deceased, whom
I was planning on visiting when
I left Spartanburg, brought the
lay to her home here Monday.
Ineral services were held Tuesday
■ernoon at -two o'clock at Clifton
|Mr. Hendley was connected with
lextile mill at Pacolet, S. C., and
led with his children there. He is
■rvived by four living children: Mrs.
I F. Fisher, of Forest City; J. B.
■ndley and W. B. Hendley, of
Bcolet. S. C., and Mrs. W. D. West-
I)oke, of Polk county, wife of
eriff \Vestbrook. He was 75 years
it* months and 15 days old.
BIG LIQUOR HAUL
venty-Six Half-Gallon Fruit
Jars Filled With Whis
r ''yon, Mar. 11.—Sheriff W. D.
'°°k, of Polk County, and two
deputies, Messrs. Tipton and
made one of the biggest liquor
• ever made in the county
fpn they confiscated 76 half-gallon
i led with illicit corn whis-
J r > the Green's Creek section,
AVestbrook and his force
e succeeded in destroying a
r stills since the last term of
F large qualtity of whiskey
| ' jC ' e n captured and a number of
P ts made.
a Ham McNAMEE IN
n issue will be found a half
e announcing Graham Mc
?parkling Coca-Cola radio
BTam f, jr "Wednesday nights. Your
-ntion is called to this announce
because we feel sure our read
*»ll be interested. Turn to the nd j
ueb your data on the farmous
JU ncev's interesting program.
shipment of lace collar, arid
just received at Courtney's
:n " Store. See these bargains.
FOREST Cr Y COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY
The Rev. W. C. Lovin, of Asheville
who is conducting* a revival at the
lo"cal Wesleyan Methodist church
this week. Mr. Lovin is president of
the North Carolina conference,
Wesleyan Methodist church. He was
formerly pastor of the First Wes
leyan Methodist church of Roanoke,
STUDENT IS HURT
WHEN HIT BY CAR
Lee Moss Reinhardt, 16, Mak
ing Grim Fight Against
Death in Hospital.
' Lee Moss Reinhardt, sixteen years
(old senior of the Cool Springs high
school, was seriously injured Thurs
day afternoon when he was hit by
,an automobile driven by Mr. Walter •
McCurry, of Hazelhurst farm, of near)
! Cliffside. The accident occurred in
j _ !
front of the high school which had
just been dismissed for the day, and ,
it is said to have been unavoidable.
Young Reinnardt, who had just
left the school building had started j
across the street when he was hit;
by the car. He was immediately rush
' ed to the office of Dr. A. C. Duncan,
'who assisted by Dr. C. H. Verner ex
amined him. His condition was found
to be so serious that an ambulance
was called and he was taken to the
Rutherford Hospital, where it was
found that he had a fractured skull.
1 Although his condition is serious he
is expected to recover. .
Young Reinhardt is a son of Mr. ,
and Mrs. R. L. Reinhardt, of this
As The Courier goes to press re
ports from the hospital are to the
•effect that young Reinhardt has re
gained consciousness, and that there
, is a good chance for recovery.
C. E. U. To Meet
The Junior Christian Endeavor
unions of Rutherford and Polk coun
ties will meet in the Forest City
Presbyterian church on Friday even-
ing, April 4, at 5 o'clock, in regular
quarterly session. Supper will be
served at the church or in a build
ing near the church. Each Endeavor
union of the two counties are re
quested to have representatives pres
FAMOUS AVIATOR VISITS
FOREST CITY AIRPORT
Mr. Dwight Cross, famous avia
tor from Huntersville, came over in
his Waco-10 last week-end to visit
his brother-in-law, Mr. Max Watson
of Spindale. Sunday he brought his
machine over to the Forest City land
ing field and joined our local aviator,
Mr. Paul McMurry, in hauling pas
sengers during the afternoon on
Sunday. The two machines presented
a beautiful appearance flying to
gether and gave the city a rather
metropolitan look. Mr. Cross was
reported as saying that he liked the
Forest City field very much, now
that some obstructive wires had been
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FfMgT CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH MARCH 13, 1930.
MOVE STERLING |
, Complete Removal of Mach
inery to Spindale This
Week—Rumor of New
i The Sterling Hosiery Mills have
' completed the -moving of all their
machinery to the plant at Spindale
this week, although the finishing and
dyeing departments will remain here
pending the building of a new dye
house at Spindale. "While most, of the
i operatives have accepted positions
,at Spindale, "a number have gone else
Forest City regrets the loss of this
enterprise, but it is hinted here that
another hosiery mill will open in this
city some time this spring. "We would
think that with the ideal location, the
building so suitably adapted to the
business and for other reasons, those
contemplating the opening of the new
mill would find this a suitable loca
COUNTY CLUB TO
MEET MARCH 21
March Meeting Will Be Held
at Spindale House—Will
be Special Farmers
Spindale, Mar. 11.—The March
meeting of The Rutherford County
Club will be held in the Spindale
House here Friday, March 21, atone
o'clock. This will !»e a special farm
ers meeting. Invitations will be mail
ed to a number of farmers through
-out the couTrty-"and each member is
requested to bring a farmer friend
with him to the meeting. A good
speaker will be secured, who will
give an address appropriate for the
occasion. Efforts are being made to
secure Dr. Clarence Poe, of Raleigh.
1 The luncheon will be served by
Miss Laura Howard's home demon
stration class, and the menu w r ill be
in keeping with Governor Gardner's
MRS. LAURA JONES
DIES IN GEORGIA
Former Forest City Woman
Succumbs to Lingering Ill
ness—Funeral Held in
Mrs. Laura Jones, aged 68, wid
ow of the late R. W. Jones, of Sa
vannah, Ga., died at her home in
Savannah Friday, after an illness of
about two years.
Mrs. Jones was before her marri
age Miss Laura Lee, of Forest City.
She has a number of relatives resid
ing in and near Forest City.
Her husband, Mr. R. W. Jones,
died last November. He was a broth
er of Mr. J. N. Jones, of the Jones
Grocery Company of this city.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones
were held Saturday in Savannah, Ga.
She was interred in a Savannah ceme
tery, beside her late husband.
KIWANIANS IN JOINT MEET.
Local Kiwanians journeyed to Co
lumbus Tuesday night, where they
met in joint session with the Tryon
and Rutherfordton clubs. Dr. R. R.
Howes was in charge of the local
club's part of the program and Dr.
W. A. Ayers was one of the speakers.
Seventeen from Forest City, fifteen
from Rutherfordton and eighteen
from Tryon were present at the meet
ing.Local boys say the Columbus
Hotel did themselves proud on the
supper and that they enjoyed it im
mensely. The program was pro
nounced good throughout.
Three masked men held up a
truck near Birmingham, Eng., carry
ing three tons of potatoes and drove
away with it.
LOSES $2,100 ON
1 WAY TO BANK
Prominent Pea Ridge Mer- J
chant Loses Money From
Mr. Will Long, widely known mer- j
chant of the Pea Ridge community,!
lost $2,100 Monday while on his way j
to deposit it in the bank. Mr. Long!
had the money in a long bill fold, j
and in an inside pocket. He left home !
Monday morning with the intention
of depositing it in the bank at Ruth
erf ordton, and when he arrived there j
the money was missing.
All of the $2,100 was in cash. He j
does not know where or when th>~!
money slipped from his pocket. Af-'
ter discovering his loss Mr. Long I
made a fruitless search for the wal- j
let and its contents. Being unable (
to locate it he has offered a liberal
reward to the person who finds it
and reurns it to him.
BANKING REPORT :
NOT YET MADE!
| Expositors Hold Meeting—
Now Said That Report
Will Be Made By
I V »4
Another large meeting of deposi-,
tors of the Farmers Bank & Trust (
Co., was held at the High school
building last Saturday night. A com
mittee from this meeting met at the
bank Monday morning, and will hold
another meeting at call of the com- ■
! mittee.« i
i ' .i;.
Nothing of any consequence has j
been done as yet. The committee has
[under advisement the question of
employing counsel for the depositors
and is also looking into the matter 1
of appointment of liquidating agent
in event that Mr. C. C. Blanton does
not act in this capacity. Mr. Blan-,
ton has not resigned this appoint
ment, and will not do so, if at all.
before the bank examiners' report
is filed, at which time he will have
30 days in which to act. It seems that
more than a majority of the deposi
tors of the Farmers Bank are in fav
or of Mr. Blanton serving as agent
in the matter of liquidating the
The Courier stated last week, up
on the authority of Mr. W. S. Cour
sey, that a preliminary report would
be filed with the Clerk of Court this
week. Seen Monday, he stated that
the report would not be filed until
after the voluminous pencil report,
carrying over 500 pages of legal size
paper, had been typed. This work
will be done in Charlotte in the of
fices of Walter Charnley & Co. and.
it is now said, will not be ready to
fila with the Clerk of Court until a- 1
bout March 26.
A Telegram from Mr. Thomas.
Atty. B. T. Jones, chairman of
he depositors committee, has received
the following telegram from Mr. J.
H. Thomas, former official of the
Daytona Beach, Fla., March 7. —
Mj r address is 245, Hibiscus Court.
Am available to anybody, and ex
pect to return to Forest City in a
few weeks. I am in very bad shape
physically. Am trying to geti as
much rest as possible.
Depositors Meeting at Rutherfordton.
A meeting of the depositors of the
Rutherford County Bank and Trust
Company was held Tuesday after
noon at 3 o'clock in the court house
at Rutherfordton. Several hundred
people were present. Attorney D. F.
Morrow presided and outlined the
purposes of the meeting. Talks were
made by Mr. Morrow and County
Attorney B. T. Jones, Jr. Following
the meeting a committee of seven,
three .from Rutherfordton, two from
Spindale and two from Union Mills,
were appointed to take into consid
eration plans for proper protection of
the depositors. The committee ap
pointed were G. F. Phillips, chairman;
H. H. Edwards and J.H. Gibbs,
Rutherfordton; Grant Allen and 0.
The above is a picture of lit
i Allen Biggerstaff, who has been visit
; ing his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
0. B. on West )Main
street. Allen is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Foye E. Biggerstaff, who are now
•residing in Bronx, New York City.
D. H. M'KEITHAN
DIES AT BOSTIC
Succumbs To Paralysis—Fun
eral Wednesday Afternoon
at Concord Baptist
Bostic, Mar. 10.—Daniel Henry
McKeithan, aged 67 years, died at his
home here Tuesday morning at 2:45
o'clock, after a lingering illness of
two or three years. Mr. McKeithan
suffered a stroke of paralysis some
time ago, and for a period of two
years had lived in a wheel chair. His I
condition became worse last week,
and death claimed him Tuesday.
Funeral was held Wednesday af-j
ternoon at 2 o'clock at Concord ]
Baptist church with his pastor, Rev. j
I. D. Harrill in charge. Interment |
was in the Concord cemetery.
He is survived by his widow ano
eleven children, five sons and six
daughters, as follows: Messrs Marshal
McKeithan, Talboton, Ga.; Frank
McKeithan, Bostic; Emmett Mc-
Keithan, Duke University; Glenn
McKeithan, at home; Lewis Mc-
Keithan, Beaumont, Texas; Mrs.
Bessie Howell, Bostic; Mrs. Hester
Suttlemyre, Forest City; Miss Beuna
Ferree, at home; Mrs. Grace Moore,
Forest City; Mrs. Willie Higgins,
Bostic; Mrs. Brent Laughridge, of
Alexander. Three brothers and one
sister survive, as follows: D. C. Mc-
Keithan, .Phoenix, N. C.; J. L. Mc-
Keithan, Washington, D. C.; Neal
McKeithan, Greenville, S. C.; and
Mrs. Henry Russ, of Washing on,
Pall bearers were Messrs. D. C.
Martin, Lee Smith, Joe Gunter,
Yates Bailey, Herbert Padgett and
Walsh Grayson. Flower bearers were
members of the Ladies Missionary
; Mr. McKeithan had been a mem
ber of the Baptist church for 36
years. He was a native of Bladen
county, N. C., where he was born
November 2, 1863. He was a son
of Hosea and Ann McNorton Mc
Keithan. He had been residing in
Rutherford county for a number of
Mr. John Hogan, of Atlanta, visit
ed friends here Sunday.
Mr. Tanner Lockman, priminent
grocer of Spartanburg, died sudden
ly of heart disease last Wednesday.
He was a brother-in-law of Messrs.
A. L. McDaniel and O. C. Turner,
of this city.
J. Holler, Union Mills; J. H. Hill and
W. Clyde Ellis, Spindale.
This meeting went on record as
endorsing Mr. C. C. Blanton as liq
uidating agent for the bank.
SI.OO Per Yea r in Advance
CASE BEFORE THE
No Decision Handed Down as
Courier Goes to Press—
Appeal Over Taxation
No decision has been given yet
by the United States supreme court
in the case of Henrietta Mills Co.,
against Rutherford county. This case
was argued last week before the
court. Attorneys N. C. Harris, F. D.
Hamrick, and Clyde R. Hoey, repre
sented Rutherford county, and Smith
and Joyner, of Raleigh, and Stephens
of New York, represented the Hen
The appellant bases -its claim for
Federal jurisdiction on the conten
t-ion that unless injunctive relief is
afforded as asked, the corporation
will be deprived of its property and
be denied the equal protection of the
laws in contravention of the four
teenth amendment. The Circuit
court of held that the bill of
complaint did not make out a case
within the jurisdiction of the four
The mill owners contend that the
actual value of its property on the
tax listing- date, May 1, 1927, did not
exceed $1,887,352 but that it was
assessed by county officials at $2,-
637,819. The tax on tne difference
between the two amounts is at issue.
The is about the asfassed
valuation of the Henrietta Mills in
1927. If the county wins it will
receive from $50,000 to $75,000 in
taxes jfrom. the- mills,-It—usually- tak
es from a week to ten days for the
U. S. Supreme Court to hand down
a decision. The case was first
heard in Federal court in this state.
and was appealed at Richmond by
the plaintiff, after a verdict favor
ing the defendant.
The circuit court affirmed the dis
trict court verdict and an apeal to
America's highest court was then
TO BUILD NEW TEA ROOM
Messrs. M. I). Harrift and F. F.
Black have let the contract for the
erection of a handsome new tea room
on Highway No. 20, between Forest
City and Spindale. The structure will
be of Italian style and thoroughly
modern and up-to-date in every res
pect, and to cost about $5,000. Work
has already begun, according to our
informant, and will be completed a
bout April 10th.
FRANK D. GRIST
TO SPEAK HERE
State Commissioner of Labor
and Printing Will Address
Public Tonight at the
| Mr. Frank D. Grist, of Raleigh.
! state commissioner of labor and
I printing, will address the Willis
! Towery Post, American Legion, here
Thursday night (tonight) at the City
Hall. Mr. Grist is an ex-service man.
He has been commissioner of labor
and printing for four years, and is
widely known over North Carolina
as a speaker of ability.
Mr. Grist will speak on the prin
ciples of the American Legion, te'.f
of some of its accomplishments and
outline some of the future activi
ties of the organization.
While the speaking is under the
auspices of the Willis Towery Post,
American Legion, it is principally
for the public. Everyone interested
in the American Legion and its work,
or anyone who wants to hear a good
address by an able speaker is cor
dially invited to attend. Provisions
will be made to accomodate anyone
who cares to attend the speaking.
About 800,000 persons in Ger
many now draw war pensions .
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