VOL. XII —No. 27.
FOR SIXTH OLDER
First Session Will Be Held Fri
day Afternoon —Number
of Good Speakers on
Spindale, Apr. 8. —The Sixth Ruth
erford County Older Boys' Confer
«nee will open here Friday afternoon
at 4 o'clock with an organization
meeting. Plans are now near comple
•ion for one of the biggest and best
onferences yet held. The committees
,re preparing to amply care for all
delegates from distant parts of the
A new feature of this year's con
ference will be a concert Saturday
night by the girls' glee club of the
Asheville Normal school, of Ashe
ville, which will be held at the Spin
dale House at 4 o'clock.
The first session of the conference
will be held Friday afternoon
with an organization meeting.
Prof. R. L. Leary. of Central High
school, will preside at this session.
Rev. R. M. Hoyle, Jr., will ask the
•lessing, and the adult president, Mr.
E. Smart, of Bostic, will bring
greetings to the conference. Willard
Metcalf, elected at last conference as
junior conference president, will al
m> greet the conference, Registration
of delegates will take place imme
diately before the organization of
the session. At the close junior of
ficers for 1031 will be elected.
The banquet will be held at the
Spindale House Friday evening be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. E. E.
Smart will act as toastmaster. Invo
cation will be by Rev. H. H. Cassady,
and Prof. L. E. Spikes will deliver
the address of welcome. Response will
be by Z. O. Jenkins of Cliffside. Rev.
Floyd Rogers, Rector of the Epis
copal church of Asheville, will give
the address of the evening, followed
by the benediction by Rev. E. B.
The third session will be held Sat
urday morning at 10 o'clock. Invo
cation by Rev. R. T. Baker. The
address of this session will
be given by Dr. O. L. Simpson, of
Nashville, Tenn., one of the origi
nators of the Rutherford County
Older Boys' Conference. A student
uf Fumian university will also speak
at this session. Rev. Mr. Hunni
eutt of Cliffside, will pronounce the
benediction. J. J. Tarlton, of Hollis,
Will preside at this session.
The athletic program will be at
the new athletic field, at Central Hi
Saturday afternoon, beginning at 2
o'clock. Prof. C. A. Denson will b?
-r charge of the athletic events.
The Asheville Normal Glee Club
will give a concert. Saturday night
at 7 ::50 o'clock at the Spindale House
immediately after the concert an in
formal reception will be held.
The closing session will be held
Sunday afternoon at one o'clock.
Ihe speaker for this occasion will
Dr. A. M. Trawick, of Wofford
ollege. Invocation will be by Rev.
K. Moores and the benediction
'■? Dr. W. A. Ayers.
Ail sessions of the conference will
held at the Spindale House, ex
i'Pt the Saturday afternoon athle
"program. All Sunday school class
*" Hoy Scout troops, school socie
* ' lasses and clubs and other boys
are entitled to one of-
K; *d representative for each eight
°y> enrolled. However, all boys are
' titled to attend as unofficials dele-
enroll 83 STUDENTS
IN STUDY COURSE
v total of eighty-three students;
ait 1 moiled in the three study cours- 1
s held here this week. The ;
birches represented are Ruther
rUon, Forest City, Spindale, Alex- 1
•i 'rr, Cliffside, Avondale, Henriet
-• M'.'l Spring, Pleasant Grove, and,
iiroleen. Three courses are being:
1 • ht in Sunday school work in'
school, which is being held each j
» n aig at 7:30 o'clock. The school!
tonight, (Thursday). Rev. 0.
k " !m Pson, of the Methodist Publish- 1
' - n °use, Nashville, Tenn., a form- J
pastor in Rutherford county, is j
•'tyng one of the courses.
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE U. *U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY
i Local Boys On
U. N. C. Honor Roll
i Chapel Hill, April B.—A total of .
i 279 students made the honor roll ,
, at the University of North Carolina 1
for the winter quarter, it was an-i
r.ounced Monday at the office of
. the University registrar.
Those figures represent a slight in- ;
crease over the total for the winter
quarter a year ago.
To make the honor roll, which by!
a recent ruling of the faculty car- •
lies with it optional class attend- 1
ance for upper-classmen, a Univer-!
sity student must average at least 1
a grade of B, which is 90 or above, j
Thirty-two students made the j
grade of A (95 to 100) in all courses
regarded as perfect records.
,! Included in the 32 are G. D. Free
i man, of Rutherfordton; Y. L. Hol
; land, of Forest City and D. C. Mc-
Clure, of Forest City.
: C. E. UNION MEETS
■ • i
Regular Quarterly Session
,i Held in Forest City Presby
terian Church Friday.
On Friday the Forest City Pres
byterian church was host to the
■ Rutherford-Polk Christian Endeavor j
!.» , !
At 5:30 picnic supper was served f
on the church lawn, after which the .
regular quarterly meeting was held :
,in the church auditorium. The Ellen-1
boro society "conducted the devotion-;
al service. The judges of the var-;
ious societies awarded the Ellen
boro Junior C. E. the union banner
. for the splendid report of work it is j
doing as a christian organization, j
The attendance banner was won by
the Ellenboro young people, having,
thirty members present, "After"* a 1
special message to the Christian En
deavors by Rev. I. S. McElroy, Jr.,
the union adjourned to meet again 1
in July at Utiion Mills. There were 1
about one hundred boys and girls'
[ Spindale, Apr. 8. — The Rutherford
■ County Ministers Association met
. Monday morning at 10 at the Spin
r dais Community Httuse for an inter
esting hour. Rev. B. P. Parks and
• C. S. Shanks, of Forest City and
. Rev. Oscar L. Simpson, of Nashville,
. Tenn., met with the Association for
the first time. Rev. Parks and Shanks
are Baptist ministers temporarily
located at Forest City. Rev. Simp
son is connected with the Methodist
The Association noted with deep
interest the growing desire on the
part of many for 4:he Filling Stations
to be closed Sunday and they give
such a plan their hearty endorse
ment calling upon the members of
the various churches to use their
influence in order that those em
ployed at the filling stations might,
have opportunity to enjoy a Sab- j
bath's rest. f We believe that all the
gasoline which should be used on
Sunday could be purchased on Sat
, urday." j
i The Association offered their ser-.
vices to the Superintendent of the;
County Home to hold religious ser- :
; vices or funerals whenever he may ,
' call upon them through their presi- j
: dent, W. A. Barber, Spindale. No j
remuneration, of course, being ex- j
Rev. R. T. Baker of Westminster;
' led a very timely discussion on the |
Financial Situation in regard to our j
churches. The discussion brought our j
the conclusion that it was not so
I much prosperity which was needed
as an awakened consciousness on the
part of Christian people of their fuil
! obligation and privilege to take God
as a partner in the making and in
! the expenditure of all their money.
PLAY AT AVONDALE.
Avondale, Apr. B.—A program con
sisting of "The Tom Thumb Wed
| ding," and the operetta "The Maid
'and The Golden Slipper," will be
! given by the primary department of
I Avondale public school Tuesday night
| April 15th, 7:30, in the school au
Get your gold fish at Courtney s
l Ten Cent Store.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUT ? ORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL V % 80.
BARBER RITES :l
Mother of Mr. F. I. Barber, of
This City, Passes in
1 . i
! Hendersonville, Apr. 7.—Funeral j
services for the late Mrs. B. J. Bar-'
ber, who passed away suddenly Tues- j
day afternoon in her 79th year wasj
;held from the apartments on the top
: floor of the Bakers' Art Gallery j
T building, Thursday at 2 p. m., the j
Rev. Dr. Arthur Jackson officiating.!
Four sons acted as pall bearers.
Mrs. Barber died following a,
• sudden attack of trouble. J
She had been ill previously during
the night, but had enjoyed good
health for many years.
1 Mrs. Barber was born in En
field, England, and came to this
country with her husband, B. J.
; Barber in 1881. He preceded
her to the grave in 1911.
j The deceased is survived by
(the following five sons, and onej
! daughter: Mrs. Herbert Rattray
of Columbus, Ga., B. George \ Bar
jber of Chattanooga, Tenn., Frank
!A. Barber of Asheville, Forrest I. •
; Barber of Forest City, A. F. Bar- i
ber of Hendersonville, and Hugh
J. Barber of Charleston,
j Among those from Forest City
! who attended the funeral services
|were Mesdames G. P. Reid, Minnie C.
Flack, Dorcas Falvey, C. E. Alcock,
land Dr. John S. Wood.
FUNERAL HELD FOR
I MRS. J. W. SILVER 1
! * r' g
Died Monday at JHome Near
1 . Week's Illness.
, Forest City, R-l, Apr. 9.—Mrs. J. j
W. Silver, aged 49, died at her home (
,at Hazelhurst farm, on this route, j
Monday following an illness of one i
week. Acute nephritis was the cause j
of Mrs. Silver's death.
Funeral services were held Tues- J
| day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at:
Providence church, with Rev. R. P. j
; Fikes in charge of the service. In-1
ferment was in the Providence ceme- \
| Mrs. Silver was a daughter of Mr. I
| and Mrs. W. Spain Butler, also of,
'Forest City, R-l. Her husband, J.I
jW. Silver, survives, also the follow-1
■ing children: Hicks Silver, Forest
jCity, R-l; J. E. Silver, Avondale;
Pearl, Lloyd, Carl and Myrtle Sil
ive'r at home. Four sisters, survive,
and are Mrs. W. T. Lavender, Spin-
Uale; Mrs. J. E. Hill, Avondale; Mrs.
jGrover Womiek, Cliffside and Mrs. j
Clyde Halcombe, of Alexander.
Mrs. Silver was a member of the
Providence Methodist church, where i
| she joined in childhood. She remain- •
ed a faithful and consistent christ-'
ian until death.
Pall bearers were Messrs Garland j
jClemmer, Newell Wilson, Berniee ,
Tate, John McCurry, Horace Wo—
mack, and W. P. Alexander. The j
flower girls were: Misses Mary Hill,
I Mary Tony, Emqna Silver, Lois Wo-)
mack, Virginia Halcombe tind Ruby |
THIEF TAKES S2OO FROM SAFE.
: ' J
j Spindale, Apr. 7. —A package of
greenbacks, amounting to approxi
mately S2OO, was taken from the safe
:in the office of W. C. Ellis, of Ellis'
i gocery store here last week. Mr.
; Ellis put the money in the safe and j
left the office for a few minutes. On'
his return the package was missing.
No clue as to the guilty party has
been found. I
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REVIVAL CLOSES AT
j The revival in progress at the lo- I
cal Presbyterian church closed Wed- 1
nesday night after a two week's
meeting. Rev. I. S. McElroy, Jr., of
Rutherfordton, has done the preach-, 1
ing during two weeks. The attendance j s
has been good, and the co-operation J
between the churches splendid. The ( i
pastor, Rev. Wm. C. Rourk, an- i
inounces that a communion service 2
will be held Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Mr. McElroy has been do
ing some good preaching each ser
! vice. N *
RUTHERFORD !$ !
Reports of Other Banks Ex
pected at Any Time—File
List of Assessments.
! # j
I Ruthcri ordton, Apr. 7.—Report
jof the state bank examiners on the
IRntherfoid County Bank and Trust
Company, of Rutherfordton, and its
two branch banrcs at Spindale and
Union Mills, was filed Tuesday in
I the Clerk of Court 's office. Reports
lon the Farmers Bank and its Caro
leen hranch and the Chimney Rock
Bank are expected momentarily. The
report of the Rutherford county bank
was the first report to be typed and
was forwarded immediately upon
completion of the work.
The report, which was filed Tues
day, consists of approximately six
I hundred typewritten sheets. It shows
lin detail the assets and liabilities of
the bank. Each depositor's name is
shown, with the amount due him.
All notes are listed, together with j
jthe names of the securities, and the!
i location of the note at present. All j
time deposits are shown, also all in- j
debtedness of the bank.
A list of the stockholders of the
defunct Rutherford county banks was
filed last week. Each list records
the names of the stockholders, the a
mount of stock owned, and the as
sessment against each stockholder.
To Observe Music
"Week In County!
. L i-•»' • ...
It was seeided at a meeting of the
| Mnsic department of the Woman's
jVlub of Forest City to' sponsor the
I national music week this year. The
'Woman's club has asked the Lions J
I club of Cliffside, Henrietta and i
[Carolcen, the Kiwanis club of For- j
jest City, and Rutherfordton, the |
I County club and Woman's club ofj
| Rutherfordton to sponsor a j
county wide music program,
j The publicity committee is com-!
;posed of the following members: Dr. j
jR. R. Howes, Forest City; C. E. Al-j
cock, Forest City; Philip Norris, j
(Rutherfordton; R. E. Price, Ruther-j
jfordton, and Mrs. Fred Webb, For-j
j The program committee is ctMmpos-1
ltd of the following members; Miss'
Goggans, Forest City; Miss Heffner, |
Cliffside; Logan, Rutherford
ton; and G. B. Howard, Spindale.
The program committee will meet
Thursday of next week *nd arrange
a complete program for this occa
sion. These programs will be given
!in the auditorium ©f the Cool
J Springs High school, Forest City.
FORMAL OPENING OF
ROLLING GAP ROAD
I The formal opening of the Bell- i
> ing Gap road will be held Saturday, ;
| April 19th, with an all day celebra
tion and picnic, near the Rutherford-:
Burke county line. This road will con
nect Golden Valley and Bostic com-,
J munities with Morganton and Burke ,
county. When finally completed it
will be a top soiled highway from'
Bostic to Morganton. All who attend
i the celebration asre iequested to
bring a basket.
Efforts are being made to have
this route taken over as a state high- :
way. and some Forest City men have
been promised that this will be the
next road considered by the stata,
highway commission for designation
as a state highway.
ACCEPTS POSITION WITH >
LAKE LURE COFFEE SHOPPE
Lake Lure, Apr. 8. —Mrs. Lollie,
Hicks Reveley, of Rutherfordton, j
has accepted a position as hostess
the Lake Lure Coffee Shoppe and.
The Coffee Shoppe and Gift Shop; 1
have lately been remodeled with > 1
sitting room and rest rooms added, j'
The Coffee Shoppe, under ths; 1
management of Mrs. Clara W. Geer, j
is widely known from Florida to
New York for its delicious home. *
Shipment of ferns, begonias, ger-.I
anitfms at Courtney's Ten Cent Store «
Father'Of Mrs. W. H.
C. G. Blackwell, of Hayne, died '
in Columbia Monday afternoon after !
a month's illness.
Funeral services were held Wed-'
nesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at
Green's Creek Baptist church in
Polk county. Interment was in the
church yard. I
j Those surviving Mr. Blackwell j
are: his wife, Mrs. Line Black-j
well; four sons, Major, James,)
Algie and Everett Blackwell; two!
daughters, Connie and Pernie May, j
all of Spartanburg*; his father and
mother, Mr. and Mi*s. J. D. Black
well, of Mill Springs, N. C., and
the following brothers and sisters:
B. D. Blackwell and C. D. Black
well, Miss Ruby Blackwell of Spar
tanburg, Mrs. W. H. Fagan of Forest
City, N. C., Mrs. Elma Davis of
spindale, N. C., George Blackwell of
Forest City, Paul Blackwell of
Spartanburg and Floyd Blackwell
and Sadie Blackwell, both of Mill
COUNTY CLUB WILL
HEAR DAVID OVENS
i . . —. i
! April Meeting Will Be Mer-,
chants Meeting—Will Be
Held at Cliffside.
The April meeting of The Ruther- j
ford County Club will be held at
Cliffside Friday, April 18th, at one,
o'clock. Mr. David Ovens, of Ivey's j
i Department Stor.e, Charlotte, will be
jthe speaker. This will be a special j
I meeting for the merchants. All j
J merchants of Rutherford county are j
urged to be present, regardless of ]
whether you are a member or not. j
Mr. vOvens a speaker of ability,
and a humorist. -He will: liaTe- i,
message of vital importance for the t
j merchants of Rutherford county.
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'HOLLIS GIRLS ARE
Hollis, Apr. 6.—Acting upon the
!suggestions of "Live at Home Week"'
[proclaimed by Gov. O. Max Gardner
| the girls of the senior class of Hol
i lis high school are practicing eco
! noniy, conservative and home con-
I sumption by making their commence
• ment dresses of Rutherford county
! cotton material*
The graduation dresses are to he
i made of flat white crepe. The class
day dresses are to be made of a fine
quality of ginghams. These latter's
dresses are to be worn in costume
|to the senior banquet to be given
at Hqtql Shelby, by
their principal, Mr. J. J. Yarlton.
The juniors and sophomore girls are
lalso to wear gingham dresses in as
sisting in the commencement ex
ercises. Both of these materials are
made at Spindale, Rutherford coun
ty, N. C.
| It is the belief of the class that
jif more girls would practice this the
! farmer would receive more for his
IN SPLENDID CONDITION
Since the reported closing of two
banks in Cleveland county this week,
unrest and gossip gained new head- (
way in certain sections and among
certain individuals in this county,
I and many we|re lead by ignorant
| ones to believe that it was the Ellen-1
boro Bank which had gone on the
I rocks. A telephone message from j
Cashier E. E. Harrill, of the Ellen
boro bank, Wednesday afternoon,
stated that the bank there was in
splendid condition and had no con
nection whatever with any of the de
funct banks. The published statement j
of this bank will appear in the press j
next week and a careful perusal of !
same is invited by the Ellenboro (
Incalculable harm is done by j
unthinking and careless persons in 1
making wild statements about banks '
and banking conditions. Two or
three prosecutions may teach some j
of the thoughtless ones that banks
are protected by law from vicious (
Complete and big assortment of r
Easter toys, at Courtney's Ten Cent
16 P ages
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
| Representatives of Carolina
Central Gas Company Here
Today—To Present Mat
te** To City Board.
The Forest City board of aldermea
jmay award a gas franchise at it*
meeting- Thursday evening (tonight).
Mr. R. P. Freeze ,of Hendersonville ■
manager of the Carolina Central Gas
and Electric Co, of Chicago, to
gether with a representative from
the Chicago office, will be present
and present the matter of installing
gas lines here.
Franchises have already been
granted by Rutherfordton and Spin
dale, and the company desires a fran
chise locally in order that a plant
| may be installed at some central point
to serve all three of the cities.
Mr. Freeze states that the Chica
go company controls over forty plants
over the country, and manufactures
| gas from a petroleum product. The
jgas rate will be considerable chean
jer than electricity. Mr. Freeze also
j states that the company which he
represents does not tear up and dam
age the streets when laying the gas
j lines. The mains will be placed as
I usual, but when it is necessary to
cross a street the pipe is pushed un
(der instead of cutting up the street.
Late News Of
Harris, Apr. B.—There will be an
: operetta, Pandora, given at the
Harris High school auditorium, Fri-
| day evening,; April 11th, at eight o'-
clock. This operetta is being present
ed by the fourth, fifth and sixth
grades, under the direction of Misses
Cora Lee Dalton, Alice Morgan, Vi
dian Kennedy and Edith Ann Pear
The characters include the follow
t Pandora, Melva Jenkins; Hop?,.
Annie Ruth Sherrill; Epimethens.
'Clyde Robbins; Quicksilver, Hoke
Jenkins; Love, J. A. Vassey; Trou
j bles, Box Bearers, Boys and Girl.-,
and a chorus of boys and girls mak£
4 This is a operetta and the
'Greek idea is carried out in the
costumes and setting,
j There will be no admission charges
for this operetta.
, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Robbins, Mrs.
'Raleigh Fall, Edith Ann Pearson,
and Cora Lee Dalton spent the past
j week-end at Magnolia Gardens and
'Charleston, S. C.
: Miss Annie E. Kinlaw spent the'
'• past week-end with the Misses Mor
gans at their home in Rutherfordtatf.
) We are gad to know that Royj
: Mcßrayer is able to be back in
school again after being in the hos
pital on account of an accident with
a baseball on the ball grounds.
Harris High school team defeated
the Hollis baseball team here la.-t
i Wednesday, the score 9-3.
Forest City, R-2, Apr. 7. —Mr. and
|Mrs. J. P. Toms visited .Mr. arid
Mrs. T. A. Bostic Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carroll and
daughter, visited Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Carroll Sunday night.
! Mr. and Mrs. Lester Toms and
Mrs. J. P. Toms visited Mr. and Mr.-..
! Yates Duncan, of Spindale, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carroll and
daughter, Annie Sue, and Mrs. Her
bert Carroll an\ children, Mortis,
Ruth and Dorcas, visited Mr. and
| Mrs. M. R. Carroll Sunday after—
Mr. Sim Toms spent Sunday wi«n
Mr. Arthur Bostic.
Mrs. Random Huntley and eon,
Carroll, and Mrs. Lester Toms visit
ed Mrs. Pearl Hyder, of near Spin
dale. one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Carroll and
son, A. R. Jr., visited Mr. and
Ralph Green, of Forest City, Sun
Mr. A. W. Wood and children, of
near Henrietta, visited Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Carroll and family Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Toms visited
at Mr. W. F. Carroll's Sunday.