VOL. XII —No. 34.
AT KIWANIS CLUB
Twenty-Seven Farmers of Cool
Springs Township Guests
of Club Monday
Twenty years ago, and maybe lat
er. there was an antagonism between
the citizens of the country and the
average small town or city, especial
ly among tke younger people., If the
city boy found himself in the coun
try he usually met with an indiffer
ence and a cold shoulder, especial
]y if he were visiting some one of the
fair damsels, and the same thing
applied to the country boy trying to
court the town girl. And even a
mong the older folk there was noth
-sng like the present day cordiality
and good fellowship. Who doesn't
remember the epithets, "Town Dude"
and "Country Bumpkin?" All of
this was to the disadvantage to both
localities and retarded the growth of
the small cities and made for less
progress in the rural communities,
for the lack of co-operation and
good fellowship was also a disad
vantage to the ruralist.
Now turn from that picture and
try to envision the assembly of rural
citizens of Cool Springs Township
who met with the local Kiwanis Club
Monday evening to enjoy what was
termed "Farmers Night." The key
note of the evening was good fellow
ship and a spirit of co-operation.
Long ago both classes found out that
it was to the decided advantage of
all concerned to work together for
the progress and development of
town and county along the same con
Forest City's remarkable growth
of the last decade and the remark
able progress made by the farmers
of this township is attributable to
the spirit of co-operation and good
fellowship „ that. Jias .fltfilitTml frfe-
tween the citizens of the country
and the townspeople. Each has been
a help and inspiration to the other,
and all have benefitted.
Of the fifty-nine present Monday
evening", twenty-seven were farmer
guests from the township.The guests
were given welcome by J. W. Da'lton
and Dr. A. C. Duncan, the latter
showing his wide acquaintanceship
by introducing by name every guest 1
present. President Howard Doggett
also expressed his pleasure at hav-1
ing the farmers present, making a
short, snappy talk in which he show- '
ed appreciation of their willingness
to co-operate in the advancement of
mutual interests, He mentioned the
great growth of Dallas, Texas, and
said that upon inquiry he had found
that this advancement was attributed
to the fact that that city had a pros
perous country and progressive farm
ers surrounding it; that, a city coul
grow wonderfully with the co-opera
tion of a prosperous countryside. He
also gave our neighboring farmers
credit for the rapid advance in For
est City in the past ten years. ,
Prof. D. H. Sutton, who had charge
of the program, then made a short
talk in which he stated that the
program was composed of all home
talent, that he expected much good
to come from the talks to follow by
men of experience and who had the
welfare of the county at heart—and
he was not to be disappointed.
Mr. Sutton then called upon Mrs.
J- S. Morgan to tell about the curb
market. She first thanked the club
-or assistance rendered the market
and gave some figures to show the
progress made, showing that sales had
J un up from $25 to as high as $350
and that a not e had been materially
reduced. All produce on the curb
Market, said Mrs. Morgan, is fresh
and is sold below the usual current
prices; that there are now more
varieties and that the curb market
a success. She closed by asking
lor a continuance of the Kiwanis
Club's co-operation in the conduct
oi the curb market, incidentally men
tioning that every penny spent at
he market is kept at home.
Prof,. A. B. Bushong, of the El
enboro school, was the next speak
ed and talked on his hobby, "Sweet
potatoes." He has done a great work
the development of this Industry
n county and is thoroughly con
versant with the subject. His plea
FOREST CITSY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIjMKITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. Si DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY.
U. D. C. TO MEET.
The May meeting of the Davis-
Dickerson-Mills Chapter, United
Daughters of The Confederacy, will
be held at the home of Mr. W. I.
Wilburn, in Forest City, Friday af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock. All members
are urged at attend.
( was to get the farmer on a cash
| basis and said that potato growing
will add to the prosperity of the
country. Citing the fact of one farm
,er in his territory who had grown
j 194 bushels of sweet potatoes on
less than one-half acre, which sold
for S2OO, Mr. Bushong said that he
believed the potato the most profit
able crop per acre grown in this sec
tion. It is not so susceptible to des
truction by insects and will help to
put the farmer on a cash basis, ac
cording to this authority. Mr. Bush-
J ong then discussed the market con
ditions and urged for quality in the
' production of the sweet potato. There
, are 135 acres planted in Colfax
'township this year, according to Mr.
Following Mr. Bushong's talk,
there was a song and then a stunt
by J. W. Matheny in which he caused
much merriment by staging a sweet
! potato eating contest between J. M.
j Price and J. T. Harris. This contest
was won "hands down" by Mr. Har
ris, who is noted for his genial na
: ture and gastronomic ability.
The next speaker was Prof. H. W.
Bingham, of the Harris school. He
( had as his subject, "Cotton Growing
in the County," and from the very
outset showed his thorough knowl
edge of the subject. "While cotton
is the greatest money crop," said
the speaker, "by itself it does not
produce wealth." H e then went on to
'show that the successful farmer wa?
,the one who practiced diversification.
He urged that the farmer put more
1 thought into the raising of cotton
and that they strive for better qual
of Cotton'* wai ttiie'n dis
cussed by Mr. O. C. Turner, an
authority of the subject. He stress
ed the fact that the farmers must
strive 4 for better quality and a longer
staple in order to keep abreast of the
keen competition from other coun
tries. "Times have greatly changed,"
said Mr. Turner, "and the public is
demanding finer goods and this can
only come from a better staple cot
ton." His talk was very interesting
and instructive throughout and
should prove of much benefit to his
i Mr. Paul Duncan followed Mr.
Turner with a short talk on the For
est City Hatchery, in which he
brought out many interesting points.
Foremost was the fact that he hps
paid out over $2,000 in premiums to
farmers by paying an advance over
the local market price for eggs and
has advanced th e quality of the
chickens. Over 100,000 chicks were
hatched by concern this sea
son, 75 per cent of the sales being
to persons outside the county, thus
bringing in a big revenue.
Profx M. L. Tread well, of the
Rutherfordton-Spindale schools, was
the next speaker, having as his sub
ject, "Dairying." He brought out the
fact that Rutherford county is woe
fully short on cows, there being 7.7
persons per cow. Following the in
ception of the milk inspection ordi
nance August first, there will be a
re-adjustment of the dairying inter
ests of the county, according to Mr.
' Treadwell, and the business will then
be on a better basis.
! The next speaker was Prof. Chas Er.
win, who outlined some of the activ
ities of the club for the interests of
'the farmer in promoting the potato
house, the curb market and the cot
-1 ton growing contests. He brought
instant attention when he mentioned
the establishment of a creamery as
the next project to be backed by the
'club. He stated that he had found,
upon investigation, that creameries
were paying elsewhere, and therefore
should pay here, saying that he and
others had visited the creameries at
! Mooresboro, Shelby and other places
with the object of getting data upon
■ the operation of these industries.
| The probable outlay for a creamery
would be from eight to ten thou
sand dollars,. according to Mr. Er
win, and he suggested that this mon
ey be raised by stock subscription®.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FURBr CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FUNERAL FRIDAY 9
FOR MRS. L D. WILKIE
Oak Grove Woman Passes Af
ter Long Period of Failing
Bostic, R-2, May 26.—Funeral
services were held at the Oak Grove
Methodist church Friday, May 16th
at 11 o'clock for Mrs. L. D. Wilkie ,
who before her marriage was Miss
Cora Louise Randall. She had been j
in failing health for some time with (
high blood preasure and died sud- j
denly Wednesday night at 8 o'clock
while sitting in her chair. I
She joined the Oak Grove Metho-1
dist church in early girlhood and re- j
mained a member of that church un- i
til about fourteen years ago, she mov
ed her membqfrship to New Hope
Methodist church, near Chesnee, |
where she remained a member un
til her death. She was greatly be
loved by all who knew her and will
be greatly missed by a wide circle"
of friends and relatives.
Rev. D. H. Rhinehardt, pastor of
the Cliffside Methodist church was
in charge of the funeral services, as
sisted by Rev. W. A. Barber a form
er pastor of Mrs.. Wilkie, of near
Shelby; Rev. I. D. Harrill of Latti
more, Rev. J. E. Hipp and Rev.
Mr. Dixon. r Two si>eciaj songs
"Waiting Over There" and "My far
away Home" sung. The many
beautiful flowers showed the higK
esteem in which she was held. They
were carried by the following nieces
of the deceased: Mary and Gladys
Randall, Eugenia, Ollierea and Kath
ryn Randall, Leigh, Mae, Maude and
Pauline Harrill and Vallaree Bigger-
staff Mesdames J. M. Biggerstaff,
Durham Digh, Robert Magness and
Horace Spratt. The pall bearers were
Messrs I* N. and T. A. Biggerstaff,
Cletus and Earl Randall, J. P. Ran
dal) £ytul J. M. Biggerstaff.
The deceased is survived by her
husband, Mr. L. D. Wilkie, a daugh
ter, Miss Belle Wilkie, and son Mr.
W. P. Wilkie four grand children and
three brothers, Messrs T. E., A. G\,
and K. M. Randall and a sister,"Mrs.
C. B. Harrill. She was sixty-one
years of age.
DR. McCALL'S OFFICE
OPEN ON ALL DAYS
Two weeks ago while Dr. C. S. Mc.
Call was away attending the dental
conference it was stated in The Cour
ier that his office would be open two
days that week.. Many have construed
this to mean that the offic e will be
open only two days per week. Dr.
McCall announces that this arrange
ment was for that week only, and
hereafter his office will be open on
all days of the week.
Following Mr. Erwin, short talks
on the creamery were made by Messrs
Geo. Wells, Andy Grose, J. S. Mor
gan, Terry Moore and Prof. Bing
ham, the latter being especially
strong for the proposition.
Farmers night was a success in
every way and much good will com Q
from the discussion of the many
things of vital interest to our farm
In closing, The Courier appends
this tribute to the farmer, by Theo
dore Roosevelt, who knew and lov
ed his country, saying in 1909 when
he submitted the report of the Coun
try Life Commission:
"The men and women on the farms
stand for what is fundamentally
and most needed in our American
life. Upon the development of coun
try life rests ultimately our ability,
by methods of farming requiring the
highest intelligence, to continue to
feed and clothe the hungry nations;
to supply the city with fresh blood.
clean bodies, and clear brains that
can endure the terrific strain of mod
ern life; we need the development
of men in the open country, who will
be in the future as in the past, the
stay and strengh of the nation in
time of war, and its guiding and con
trolling spirit in time of peace."
Twenty years have not chang j d
the truth of this statement. Rather,
the increased tempo of modern life
has intensified it. The fanner today
is of greater importance than ever
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAR * 4 THURSDAY, MAY 2*. 1930.
i RE DESTROYS
; BARN SUNDAY
Sunday Afternoon Blaze Does
Burned to Death.
I Spindale, May 26.—A barn be
longing to Mr. Hobart H. Harton.
located just north of the Ruther
fordton Seaboard depot, on the out-
skirts of the north corporate line of
Spindale, was burned Sunday after
noon about three o'clock, destroying
some feedstuff, roughage and stock.
Two mules and two hogs were
burned to death, and about 150 bush
els of corn, some fodder, other
roughage and some farming imple
The origin of the fire is unknown.
No one was at home at the time of
the fire. Mr. Harton had left just a
short time before the discovery of
the fire for a walk. On returning the
barn was a mass of flames.
The Rutherfordton fire depart
ment responded to a call, but could
not be of any assistance due to the
fact that no water was available.
Mr. Harton's loss was about $1,500.
I GEO. D. TROGDEN
! DIES IN GEORGIA
i M v
"j Brother-in-Law of W. M. Clay,
6f Spindale—s,ooo Attend
| 'foccoa, Ga*,, May 28.—Approxi—
mafely 5000 people attended the fun
♦ eral service of the late George D.
i Trogden, general manager and treas
urer of the Trogden Furniture Co.,
:her e Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'-
'clock. Services were held from the
-FirK Meth'odisitt church and inter
j £ oik) wed in- the Tftpcoa ceme
' Mr. Trogden, aged 56, died Mon
day morning at six o'clock in an at
lanta hospital, where he had been
; taking treatment. He had been
in ill health about two years.
He is survived by his widow, who
j before her marriage was Miss Marg
aret Clay, of Marion; one son, Ray,
: and on e daughter, Mrs. C. F. Jones,
of Toccoa, Ga. One brother and two
j sisters survive. He was a brother-in
law of Mr. W. M. Clay, of Spindale.
j Mil, Trogden was a native of
Ramsour, N. C., and has been engag
ed in the furniture manufacturing
t business for several years, rising
from a salesman in the business to
one of the largest owners and opera
tors of furniture establishments in
Planning for 1930-31.
I The Woman's Club has closed its
year's work and is now making
plans for 1930-31. Any one desiring
to become a member of the club will
please send their name and one
dollar for membership dues to Mrs.
G. C. McDaniel. As the club ha~
combined all departments there will
be no department dues this year.
One dollar pays for a year's mem
bership t 0 the club,
i Mil, John D. Delleney, Jr., of
! Winnsboro, S. C., and Miss Essie
Lee Robinson, of Columbia, S. C.,
were married Tuesday night at 9
o'clock at the home of Mr. Charles
Caldwell, in York, S. C., by Rev.
Mr. Smith, pastor of the York Meth
odist church. They arrived in Forest
j Mr. Delleney is connected with the
' engineering department of the Unit
-led States Army, with headquarters
in Forest City for the past two
1 months. They will be here for three
1 weeks or more. They will make their
jhome with Mr. Ri. K. Hollifield while
in Forest City.
Mr. Delleney is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. De'rieney, of Winnsboro,
Mrs. Delleney is a daughter of Mr.
'and Mrs. G. L. Robinson, of Colum
bia, S. C.
The young Matron's Circle of the
First Baptist church will give an
entertainment, "The Manless Wed-
Iding," on Friday evening, June 6th,
at the high school auditorium. Watch
jThe Courier next week for the cast
HEROIC DEAD TO 1
BE HONORED 30TH
Legion Posts of County Will (
Place Flowers on Graves I,
World War Soldiers. .
The Willis Towery Post, American ;
.Legion, of Forest City, and the Fred; (
Williams Post, American Legion,^
Rutherfordton, will co-operate in J
placing flowers on the graves of World
■war veterans buried in Rutherford jj (
| county on May 30th. 1,
The Woman's Auxiliary of both ;
towns have agreed to assist the posts '
in this work. The Forest City auxi- j
liary asks that all who have flowers
to donate a wreath for decorating a j
!graves. Please these wreaths'
!to Forest City on Thursday, (today), j
land leave them at the old Cooper 1
i Furniture Co., place of business,
j All veterans and others who know ;
jthe location of graves of World war!
| veterans who have died since the
are requested to communicate'
same to the Legion posts. j
The Fred Williams Post will de-'
I I corate graves in the following'
i Townships: Rutherfordton, Union, j
Green Hill, Gilkey, Camp Creek, j
j Morgan and Chimney Rock, while
. the Willis Towery Post will look
. after graves in the following seven;
,j townships: Logan store, Cool'
.: Springs, Sulphur Springs, High
, j Shoals', Colfax, Duncan Creek and
> | The following graves of World
. war soldiers who were killed or died?
-in servi€«-in are located in,
Rutherford county, as follows:
| Pleasant Grove: Sgt. Lox C.- Car
ver, Perry Sisk, Sgt. James Willie
[I High Shoals: John P. Franklin,
ißroadus B. Hames, Marion B. Haw
j Mountain Creek: D. Yates Geer,
(Monument, to Jessie Lewis, buried
!in Arlington National cemetery,
erected in family plot in this ceme
J Camp Creek: Baxter Guffey.
, Grays Chapel: Martin L., Gray,
i Bethel, (Ellenboro) Monument to
Broadus 0. Hamrick, buried in France
'erected in this cemetery.
Sulphur Springs: Barney T. Hopper
Cool Springs: Joseph L. Huntley.
ClifTside: Jay Hudson. (
J Mt. Vernon: Russell M. Logan. 1
j Hopewell: Samuel R. Long, paye
1 Oak Springs: Raleigh B. Price.
Mountain View: Sgt. Festus Rob- ,
| Oak Grove: J. Stamey Randall.
Round Hill: Helon Yates Sorrels.
■ I Pleasant Hill: Charles L. Sane.
! Union M. E. Church: Edward
; Cane Creek: Addie B. Street.
Harmony: Willis E. Towery.
Rutherfordton: Fred Williams.
Roscoe Yount. is buried in Arling
ton National Cemetery. i
DISTRICT MEETING 1
j OF A. F. & A. M., JUNE 13 ]
' The Grand Lodge, A. F. &A. M., (
'of the 44th District, will hold a dis
trict meeting in Rutherfordton Fri
day, June 13, from 3 p. m., to 8 p. t
'm. A banquet will b e served at the \
Baptist church to the Masons at 8 (
1 o'clock. A good program is being \
prepared, and efforts are being made ]
to have every lodge in the district j
| well represented. Rutherford and ]
McDowell counties composes the dis- •
jtrict. Mr. Roy Hunter, of Ruther- j
fordton, is general chairman of ar- ]
rangements for the district, meeting. \
.The reception committee is compos- «
jed of J. H. Carpenter, B. D. Wilson, j
j Watson Clarke, S. K. Yelton, W. R. j
: McDonald, G. W.- Hill and R. P- j
Scruggs. Arrangements and enter- :i
,tainment committee is composed of
the following: C. S. Royster, A. A. j
McFarland, N. A. Gregg, Lloyd Wil-1
liamson, J. W. McGraw and W. O.j]
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
DP AS PRIMARY
DATE DRAWS NEAR
Thirty-One Democratic Candi
dates and Eleven Republi
cans File With County
Board of Elections.
Ruthcrfordton, May 26.—Pros
pects are now that the coming
primary on June 7 will be a "'hot
one" in Rutherford county. There
will 26 names on the Dem
ocratic ticket in Rutherford
county, according to a statement is
sued by J. R. Anderson, chairman
of the county board of elcetions, af
ter all candidates had filed. A total
0 f 31 Democrats filed with the coun
ty board of elections and 11 Republi
cans., The latter were nominated in
a convention here on May 17. The
Democratic ticket, as filed with the
county board of elections will be:
For county commissioner, K. E.
Simpson, A. S. Tanner, N. M. Pon
! der, M. O. Harrill, A. W. Deck, H.
;H. Tucker, A. B. Price, W. G. Har
, ris, J. Claude Powell, J. P. Jones,
R. Frank Tate and George H. Blan
!ton. Messrs Tucker, Price and Jones
constitute the present board
Two years ago thirteen men
, ran for county commissioner. Only
three can be nominated or elected.
| Seven men are in the race for
.sheriff as follows: W. O. Hardin,
I present sheriff; M. Y. Tate, Mayor
jV. T. Davis, R. R. Morris, Horace B.
i Doggett and F. B. Harrill, the latter
four all of Forest City, and Lee F.
Gordon of Hollis. ~ «
j Three men are seeking the nomi
nation for clerk of court as follows:
M. O. Dickerson, present incumbent;
Frank S. Hall. Avondale, and Lloyd
! Williamson of Spindale and Ruther
, Register of Deeds.
W." Oscar Geer and M. T. Wilkie'
are in the race for the nomination
for register of deeds. The former
is the present incumbent while the
latter held that office some four
Two men are running for county
coroner, W. C. Hightower, Hen
rietta, and C. C. Riser, Avondale.
The county board of education
is unopposed. W. W. Nanney, J. T
Harris and J. C. Hames. They ar>
all on the board at present.
0. R. Coffield, of El'enboro, for
the legislature is unopposed, also
Mrs. Minnie F. Blanton of Forest
City, county treasurer, present in
cumbent. The names of the board
of education. Representative and
county treasurer will not be on the
Democratic ticket "n June 7.
The Republicans who have filed
with the county board of elections
follows: For county commissioner,
Okie B. Biggerstaff of Bostic* and
Forest City, L. Purgason of near
Bostic, and G. Arthur Callahan of
For county board of education.
E. E. Smart, Bostic; Mrs. R. K.
Price, Rutherfordton, and W. L.
Attorney Fred I). Hamrick o:
Rutherfordton, will he the Repub
lican nominee for legislature: W.
Gordon Scoggins, Union Mills; clerk
of court; B. B. Logan, Logan Sta
tion, for register of deeds; J. Edgar
McFarland, Rutherford, sheriff, and
Tom E. Keeter, Rutherfordton, for
Each party has one woman on
the ticket for this fall. Mrsk Blan
ton, the Democratic nominee for
county treasurer has held the of
fice several terms without ever
having any opposition in the pri
mary. The only woman on the
Republican ticket, Mrs. Price, has
a strong Democratic husband, who
is editor of the Rutherford County
News and he was born and reared
in a strong Democratic home and
says he is too old to change hi>
political faith now.
For the first time in the history
of Rutherford county, Republicans
will vote in the primary for state
officers, United Staaes Senate and
district solicitor. Since Ruther
ford county has a candidate on the
Republican ticket for solicitor, J. S.
Dockery, a large vote is expected.