VOL. VII— No. 32.
DR. C.C. NORTON TO
SPEAK AT TWIN
Caroler-Henrietta Will Close
Successful School Term
May 18-23 —Pro-
broken, Hay 14—The com
mencement exercises - of the Caro
leen-Henrietta Twin high school will
te held May 18. 21. 22 and 23 ' Th *
oercises open Sunday morning at
t -"iven o'clock with a piano prelude
i - Miss Lucille Wall, and a proces
sional hymn, "Lead on, O King Eter
r r ~\ " Rev. J. Hunnicutt, pastor cl
the Cliffside Baptist church, will d§->
liver the commencement sermon.
Church services in nearby villages
•will be suspended for this service.
On Wednesday, May 21, the sen
ior class exercises will be held. The
class day exercises will be in form
of a play, which has been entitled
"The set of sail." The cast of char
acters include members of the sen
ior class, and are as follows: Salu
tationian, Blanche Robbins; Class
joker, Morris Wilson; Class spirit,
Edessel Lowe; Zephyrs, Louise Fow
ler, Edith Holland, Pauline Sparks,
Virginia Kennedy. Pirates Jeff Hig
gins, R. M. Smith, Roy Ward, Wayne
Smart, Water Sprites, May Wilson
Holland, Frances Holland, Ruby
Francis; Prophetess, Katheryn Ran
dall; last will and testament, Mildred
Cagle, Valedictorian, Lucille Webb.
The graduating exercises will be
held Thursday evening, May 22, at
eight o'clock in the high school au
ditorium. Dr. C. C. Norton, head of
the sociology department of Wofford
college, will give the literary address.
3te*ms&s?i *M. °* en - w i th a
cessional, followed by a chorus. Dr.
Norton will speak, and Prof. A. C.
Lovelace will present \the awards,
and county superintendent Clyde A.
Ervvin will present the diplomas.
The exercises will come to a close
on Friday evening with a play by
the high school "Step on it Stan"
The cast of characters in this play
include Stan Gray, the town's lead
ing failure, Morris Wilson, Charlie
Norris, the town's leading Romeo,
Frank West; Sid Pressley, the
town's leading loafer, Eugene Hol
land; Ray Cryder, the town's leading
citizen, Adolph Atkins; Peggy
Brooks, who inspires Stan to "Step
on it", Alva Lockman; Hazel Wil
ton, the object of Charlie's affection,
Blanche Robbins; Sibley Shepard,
the town's richest girl, Louise Fow
ler; Sarah Boggs, direct from Wil
low Springs, Ruth Ingle.
These exercises close one of the
most successful terms of school ever
held at Henrietta-Caroleen Twin
High. Prof. A m C. Lovelace is sup
erintendent of the school system and
Prof. V. B. Cooper is principal.
Ellenboro, May fl3. —A commu
nity fair at Ellenboro for 1930 will
be the subject under discussion .it
the Ellenboro "Chamber of Commerce
next Wednesday evening, May 21,
a t 8 p. nij when the club meets for
the month of May. All men and wo
men in the township and county who
a re interested in the fair are urged
to be present and help to organize
this year. The agricultural com
mittee for the Chamber of Commerce
has secured a string band to furnish
music as a source of entertainment
those who come out for the
Officers and directors are to be
elected and plans for the best fair
ever held at Ellenboro are to be dis
cussed. The 1929 Colfax Fair was a
great success and it it believed that
he fair this year can be made big
per and better in every respect if
"Will cooperate to that end.
Ladies and men whether a mem
ber of the Chamber of Commerce
° r be sure to be present at the
feting on next Wednesday even
ts, May 21st
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFULL CITIES IN't S. A." U. & DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY^
Rev. Z. D. Harrill, of Ellenboro,
who it one of the county's leading
citizens. A story of Mr. 'Harrill'*
life appears elsewhere in this issue.
—Photo courtesy Asheville Citizen.
SPRING TERM OF
Judge Walter E. Moore Presi
ing—Number of Cases Tried
But Only Two Sentences
Rutherfordton, May 14. —The
spring term of Superior Court con
vened here Monday morning with
Juidge Walter E. Moore presiding.
This term of court is for trial of
As The Courier goes to press a
numbey-cases have*-been , called,
and jury's verdict returned, but no
sentences passed, except in two
j In the case of the state against
R. M. Twitty and A. G. Harrill,
charged with affray, a verdict of
guilty was rendered by the jury.
Both were fined SIO.OO and cost and
'placed under a SSOQ bond to keep
peace toward each other.
John Thomas Miller, found guilty
of violating the prohibition law, was
fined $25.00 and cost.
A divorce was granted Nell Taylor
against Joe Taylor.
In the case of Dill, Lewis and
Archie Taylor, charged with store
breaking, the jury rendered a verdict
of guilty, but no sentence has been
Tom Walker, Sam Small and Hen
ry Warlick were found guilty of
breaking into a filling station, but
have not been sentenced.
The grand jury returned true bills
against John Bridgeman, Walter
Branch and Boyd Brown, for mur
der, They will likely face trial dur
ing the first part of next week.
True bills were returned by the
grand jury against Howard Walker,
E. C. ( Hilton, Leroy Green, Rube
Miller, Herman Coffee, Paul Thomp
son, Tom Walker, Sam Small and
Henry Walker, for various offenses.
Thirteen cases were called and de
fendants failed to appear. Judgment
ni si scia fa capias were issued in
each case, for defendants. Many of
these will appear later in the week,
or next week and stand trial .
In fifteen cases defendants ap
peared and the cases were continued
for various reasons.
Those continued include the fol
lowing: B. E. Putnam, Robert Har
rill, Frank Parris, Yates Baynard,
Lloyd Beheeler, W. C. Arnett, N. W.
Rollins, Claude Splawn, M. F. Early,
Cephas Davis, Ec* Phillips, G.
McCombs, A. J. Sams, D. G. Phil
beck and Robert Jenkins.
A crowded docket faces this term
of court. More cases are scheduled
for trial than has been on the dock
et for several years.
Summons have been returned for
service on seven former Rutherford
county bank officials for their ap
pearance before the grand jury.
Miss Ruth Reid and guest, Miss
Martha Singletary, of Lenoir, spent
the week-end here with Dr. and Mrs.
G. P. Reid.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY f RUTHERFORD COUNTY
BOOKS NOW OPEN
Registration books in each voting
precinct in the county were opened
(Saturday, May 3, and will remain op
en until Saturday, May 24, for regis
tration of all new voters in the pre
cincts. Registrars in Cool Springs
precincts numbers 1, 2 and 3, are
Frank Dorsey, G. M. Huntley and
C. C. Moore, respectively.
MEETING OF THE
ing of Junior Music Club
—Locals and Personals.
Henrietta, May 13. —The Commu
munity Woman's Club was delight
fully entertained last Thursday at'
the home of Mrs. A. C. Lovelace in
Caroleen, with the following hostess
es: Mrs. Lovelace, Mrs. Walter Hay
nes, Mrs. Robert Bland and Mrs.. M.
B. Mahaffee. Upon arrival of the
guests punch was served fjlom a
prettily appointed Vtab)e - f on the
spacious front porch by Mrs. Hay
nes and Mrs. Mahaffee, and Mrs.
Lovelace and Mrs. Bland received at
the door. This was the' last social
meeting of the club for the sum
mer and the program was devoted
to music and arMiss Lucille Wall
who is music chairman had arrang
| ed a splendid program for the after
noon as follows:
Song: America The Beautiful, By
| club members.
i Piano .solo; Narcissus, Miss Cleo
Duet; When Evangel Sings, A.JpS.'
Lovelace, J*>. y MartcvLo\eTal^e.
Piano solo; From An Indian Lodge,
| Miss Brama Layne, in- costume).,
i Vocal solo; The Indian Love Call,
Mrs. Clyde Mahaffee.
Each number was especially well
rendered and thoroughly enjoyed by
the club. The art chairman, Mrs.
Clarence Hames presented the fol
Paper, John Sitton, (of Greenville,
S. C.), Mrs. T. C. Lovelace.
Paper, Henrietta Johnson, Mrs.
Paper, The Painter of the Caro
lina Lowlands, (Alice Smith of Char
leston), Mrs. J. F. Timmermam
In connection with the last paper
a delightful treat was given the mem
bers of the club to inspect and enjoy
twcf of Mise Smith's most ifscent
paintings, which were sent to Mrs.
Hames for exhibition at the meet
\ At the conclusion of the program,
Mrs. O. J. Mooneyham, president of
, the club, gave an interesting and
satisfactory summary of the work
accomplished by the club for its first
iyear. Mrs. A. W. Lynch was elected
a member of the club to complete
ithe roster for the year, a vacancy
'being made when Mrs. Julian Hord
|of Cliffside moved to Maiden. Owing
t 0 the decision to double the mem
bership of the club for the next
year it was found necessary to have
a corresponding secretary and Mrs. B.
P. Caldwell was elected to this office.
The program committee for 1930-31
was appointed: Mrs. J. F. Timmer
man, chairman, with Mrs. Clyde Ma
haffee and Mrs. Hollis Owens. Our
delegates to the district meeting to
be held in Pinehurst this week will
be the president, Mrs. O. J. Mooney
ham, who leaves Wednesday to at
tend this important meeting of the
Federal club work. A special call
meeting of the club members will
be held on next Monday the 19th,
at which time new members will be
elected and other business affairs
concluded. A pleasant social hour
followed the business meeting, and a
delicious ice coutse was served by
the hostesses. Special guests for the
afternoon included Mra. Adele Berry
of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Patrick, Mrs.
Andrews, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Col
vin and Misses Etta Head, Amanda
Head, Hemphill, Margaret Lynch
and Ella Lynch.
The Junior Music club of Henriet
ta and Caroleen, which was organ
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FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDA - # V, 15, 1930.
PART C BOUNTY
HIT BI SAIL STORM
Heavy Property Damage Re
sults From Hail in Lower
Part of County Friday.
One of the severest hail storms
oh record hit the section from be
low Poors Ford on Broad River Fri
day afternoon and extended to Buck
Shoals on second Broad river, touch
ing a corner of Cleveland county and
extending well into Cherokee and
Spartanburg counties, S. C., doing
considerable property damage. Ac
cording to reports reaching The Cour
ier hail fell for several hours, and
reached a depth of several inches in
a number of places. Hail stones
| reached a depth of two to three feet
in side ditches along the highways.
Growing crops were cut into
pieces. Foliage was cut from trees,
and the forests in several spots were
almost bare of leaves.
GEO. B. JUSTICE
• DIES IN RALEIGH
Former Assistant Commission
er of Labor and Printing
Raleigh, May 14.—Funeral ser
vices for George B. Justice, of this
place, were held here Monday. The
services were held at the home of
the deceased and interment took place
in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Justice
died Sunday after a short illness,
j He was a native of Rutherford
bounty, and was assistant state com-
labor and printing from
residing at the time. He has since
made Raleigh his home,
j He is survived by his widow, three
•sons, and his mother, also two broth
ers and two sisters.
Mr. Justice was 50 years old.
DEFEAT COWPENS NINE;
PLAY CLIFFSIDE TODAY
Forest City high nine got their
revenge Tuesday by defeating the
Compens high school team by heavy
hitting and almost perfect fielding
which yielded them eight scores to
Cowpen's five. The homers of Brid
ges and W. Moore with splendid
pitching of Hatchett for the visitors
was the high lights of their team.
Of the 15 hits bagged by the local
club, Fred Blanton got 4 for 5 trips,
R. Whitlock and P. Hamrick each
got 3 for 5.
R H E
Cowpens 6 5 2
Forest City 15 8 2
Forest City will play Cliffside here
in the final game of the season Thurs
day afternoon, 3:45. This promises to
be a good game. This will be your
last chance to see the Senior Athle
tes, some of whom have been con
stant figures in all major sports, in
action for your school.
Admission 10 and 25 cents.
STATE EANK EXAMINER
COMMENDS DR. T. B. LOVELACE
The state bank auditor states that
'in the audit which he made of the
i Rutherford County Bank, & Trust
Co., of Rutherfordton, and the Farm
ers Bank, of Forest City, he found
nothing in the records upon which
to base any criticism of the activi
ties of Dr. T. B. Lovelace as a direc
tor and official in those institutions.
The auditor states that "on the
other hand the records show that Dr.
Lovelace at all times put forth his
influence and money for the benefit
of the creditors of these institutions.
CLYDE BLANTON GRADUATES.
Mr. Clyde Hoey Blanton, son of
Mrs. Clemmie Blanton, of Avondale,
has graduated from the Lincoln Chir
opratic college, of Indianapolis,
Ind. The young man will practice
with his uncle, Dr. B. M. Jarrett, of
Legion Posts Will
Honor War Dead
National Memorial Day to be Observed May
30th—Wreaths to be Placed on Graves
of World War Veterans.
Renn Drum, President.—S.
A. Summey Member of
Forest City Board of Di
At a meeting held at Alexander
Friday, S. A. Summey was elected
as a member of the board of direc
tors of the four-club baseball
league organized here recently and
which is made up of teams from
Spindale, Forest City, Shelby and
Spartanburg, S. Q,
Mr. Summey was also elected
chairman of the local board of di
rectors, together with the follow
ing members: Dr. C. H. Verner, L.
R. Champion, Mayor V. T. Davis, L.
D. Allen, Joe Wofford and Terry
Moore. E. L. Cantrell was elected
business manager; Bush Weaver,
field manager; Bryant Randall, cor
responding secretary, and A. A.
Price, publicity chairman^
A meeting of the directors of this
league will be held at an early date
and plans for the opening game,
etc., will be made. Renn Drum, of
Shelby, is president of the league,
which will be named at this meet
Avondale, May 12. —On Tuesday,
May 27th, the grammar grades of the
Avondale school will present in the
school auditorium, Harry Newton's
comedy "The Joyville Junction".
This play depicts the characters to
be seen in a country "depot station"
of a decade ago. Be at the auditor
ium at 7:30, and you will be enter
tained for the next hour and a half.
MEMORIAL SERVICES AT
DUNCAN'S CREEK SUNDAY
Hollis, May 12.—The annual mem
orial services will be held at Duncan
Creek Presbyterian church Satur
day, May 17. Revi., H. N. McDiarmid
of Shelby, will preach at 11 o'clock
Dinner will be served on the grounds
at noon. Rev. W. J. Roach of Lowell
will preach at 2:00 p. m. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend
OAK GROVE TEAM
DEFEATS SUNSHINE CLUB
Bostic, R-3, May 14.—1n a more
lor less ragged but spectacular base
! ball game the Oak Grove team de
jfeated the Sunshine club at Sunshine
Saturday by the score of 8 to 7,
Both teams scored almost at will
i due mostly to loose fielding. Rhodes
proved to be the hitting star of the
game, when in the fifth inning with
three on base he hit a terriffic three
base hit into center field. Bailey of
Oak Grove secured three hits out of
four trips to the plate. Lefty Bib
berstaff, although wild at times, pitch
ed a fairly good game for Oak Grove
Carlyle was the best performer for
JUNIOR MUSIC CLUB
ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR
The junior music club held its
last meeting of the school year on
Wednesday. No program was pre
pared but a short business meeting
was held. Officers for the following
year were elected. They were as fol
lows: president, Dorothy Rudisill;
vice president, Dorothy Green; sec
retary and treasurer, John Wash
Dr. W. A. Ayers is attending the
Southern Baptist Convention at
1 2 Pages
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
The American Legion Posts, of
Forest City and Rutherfordton will
cooperate in placing a wreath on the
grave of each World War veteran
buried in Rutherford county on na
tional Memorial Day, May 30. The
Posts have appointed special com
mittees for that purpose and they
will make every effort to locate
every grave and place wreaths on
I the graves.
The people of the county are re
quested to donate wreaths to the
Legion Posts for that The
ladies of the Legion Auxiliary will
receive flowers at Forest City or
Rutherfordton. Donors of flowers are
requested to bring in the flowers on
Thursday, May 29, so they will be
on hand on Friday.
Every veteran is requested to re
port to the committee graves of ex
soldiers in the county, especially
those of soldiers who have died since
the war, or the graves of ex-soldiers
whose last resting place is unmarked.
If there are any graves of World
war veterans in Rutherford county,
whose grave is unmarked, and no
member of his immediate family con
template placing a tombstone in the
future, application will be made for
a government marker, if some rela
tive or friend will apply to Clarence
Griffin, at The Courier office. Ap
plicants for government markers
must furnish the name of the soldier,
his 2'3.n&_ company and organization,
Mrs. Joe Medford
Forest City, R-2, May 12.—Mrs.
Florence Medford, aged 59, died at
her home on Forest City, R-2, Fri
day morning at 7 o'clock, of para
lysis. Mra., Medford had been in ill
health several months, but her con
dition was not regarded as critical,
until she suffered a stroke of para
Funeral services were held at Beth
any Baptist church Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Math
eny had charge of the funeral ser
vices. Interment was in the Bethany
Mrs. Medford is survived by fier
husband, Joe Medford, and eight chil
dren. One brother and her mother,
Mrs. Mode, also survive.
Flower bearers were Misses Nell,
Libbie and Lovie Baynard, Nannie
Lancaster, Bell and Nell White.
Izaac Walton League
The Rutherford County chapter
of the Izaac Walton League held a
luncheon meeting at the Dutch Grill
Tuesday evening. About thirty mem
bers were in attendance. Mr. James
G. K. McClure, of Asheville, a mem
ber of the state board of conservation
and development was present and
addressed the meeting.
Much enthusiasm and interest was
shown at this meeting. David Lind
say, president of the local chapter,
acted as toastmaster. The League
posted a $15.00 reward, payable to
any person who furnishes evidence
sufficient to convict anyone guilty
of dynamiting any streams of the
county for fish.
Much interest is being shown in
the organization. Several new mem
bers have recently been accepted in
to the club.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Hoke Jack
son, Wednesday, May 14th, twin