IL. XII —No. 38.
Century of Business Ac
y Closed Monday by
Sale of Business.
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. sin .,g S deal of interest to
number of people throughout]
,„ty took place here Monday]
; Charles E. Hardin pur-,
join "Uncle" Johnny Long |
, u ])rup Company. Th e sale •
; ,de Monday and Mr. Hardin,
'iately took possession.
ihudin is a son of Mr. and
K. Hardin, of Forest City, ;
v j has been with Mr. Long j
ind a half years. During;
he has made a large num- j
f ,'riends by his suavity of man- j
-rd splendid business dealings, j
young man of ability and |
; and will make a success at;
w busines s in which he is engaged, j
M,. Long, who has just sold the.
Of business, was rounding on.,
't.K century of service in the me,- j
cantile «*nd diug line. .
. rnc le John" as.he is known to
v . manv friends, was born in Logan
Township, Rutherford county,
- ' ,snT When he was about ten.
w r of age his mother, with her
brother, tw 0 nephews and
, „ moved to Waynesville. This »a. j
-he close of the reign of the orig-
Ku Klux Klan and when anyone
bought to be a member of this or
ganization was being arrested o>,
Federal officers. Mr Long s u *-
end two cousins were all mem
bers of the Klan and left (
the county t 0 escape arrest. Living
in Wavnesville for about a yeai,
Mrs. Long, her brother and her fom
children, left thew « move to Texas.
Getting as far as Morristovvn Tenn
t.i-ey decided to stop, and made the.i
• '-"here for about eleVert-yw*-
Mr. Long lived in Morristown un
til he was aboui twenty years of age
and then on account of all health
l.e returned tc Rutherford county.
After retaining to Ruthertord
county, Mr. Long worked in the
store of I. X. Biggerstaff in Logan
Store Township for about two years
as i wagoner and clerk. Most of the;*-
two years ws-i'e spent on the road a>
After working at Logan Store for
about two years Mr,. Long came
to Forest City to open a store for
Mi. Bigger;? 1 aff and a Mr. Taylor. It
was Mr. long's intention at that
time to go to Texas as soon as he
ccnld get -Jhe store opened and
s'.meone could be secured to take
hi* place. After coming to Forest
City, however, he decided to stay
13ere. He was employed by Bigger
s-iaff and Taylor for about six months
trtn he went to work for Blanton &
s oung, where he was employed for
about two years. Mr. Long then de
cided to go into business for him
s- i: ir, Forest City and he opened
s general rfore. According to Mi.
1/ - g he sold everything from a sev;-
■ naehint needle to a threshing
*. the year 1884, about the time
vent into business for himself,
Long was married to Miss Jose
np Harrill, of Forest City
I r . Long came to Forest City just
the name had been changed
in telling of his return said:
n is quite a lot of difference
1 • nveen the Forest City of that day
ir.e Forest. City of the present
tir Then it was only a fork in
the road, one of which went to
Spartanburg and the other to Shelby
As to the business houses there weie
(.y five or six wooden buildings.
"Aside from the few business
fccuses here at that time," Mr. Long
vent on. "there "was nothing here
tut forests. Pine trees would have
in what is now the public
:f uare had they been cut down.. It
v-a« nothing but a regular forest.
:'iat". stated Uncle John, "is where
rest City gets its name."
According to Mr. Long there is not
usiriess house in Forest City that
v.«v here when he came to Forest
' i\v The population of the town at
'at time was about 150, while the
puiaticn is now over 4,000. Mr.
g has seen the entire business
..are destroyed by fine and has also
♦en every building on the square
'um down to make way for newer
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL Cli^TIN THE U. sTX?" U. S. DEPARTMENT. SURVEY.
"UNCLE" JOHNNY LONG.
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DEATH CLAIMS MRS.
P. M. REINHARDT
Caroleen Woman Passed Sat*
urday After Long Illness—
Aged 78 Years.
Caroleen, June 23.—Mrs. Eliza
iAnn Reinhardt, aged 78, wife of
Pinkney M. Reinhardt. died at her
home in Caroleen Saturday after an
illness of several months of compli
cations.. She had been critically ill
for about thre«e weeks, and death
claimed her Saturday.
Funeral services were held at Oak-
Grove Methodist church Monday af
ternoon, witb«i»Rev. H. E. Waldrop
in charge of the service. Interment
was in the* Oak Gtfove- cen^st>
Pall bearers were Messrs Homer
iantki Chaise. Bates, Grady Mill.wo.od*
Andy Bsites and Pierce Reinhardt.
Flower bearers were Misses Opal
Lena and Nellie Price, Lucille and
Ruth Reinhardt, Mabel. Bedie and
Mrs. Reinhardt is survived by her
husband, P. M. and
thre* children: W. M. Rranhardt, of
Cardleen; Mrs. J. F. Prife, of Shel
by, and R. P. Reinhardt, of Caro
leen, A number of grandchildren and
groat grandchildren alsf* survive.
JUrs. Reinhardt was a ttfcaughter of
the late Alfred E- Michael, of Burke
county, but has been residing in
Rutherford county almost since
ynung womanhood. She was a mem
ber of the Caroleen Methodist
STEIN S DEPT. STORE
BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE
Fire of undetea*mined origin broke
in *Stein's Department Store
Thursday night about lOi&O damag
ing the large stock of goods to an
almost total loss from flame and
water. Good wort upon the part of
the fire department saved xhe build
ing from a heavy loss. *
Jt was state G that the stock of
goods had an estimated vabae of a
fcout $20,000. Insurance to the a
mount of SII,OOO was carried by Mr.
The loss to the building, -owned
jointly by Mrs. J. F. Alexander and
Mr. A. C. Alexander, was fullj cov
ered by insurance.
Mr. Stein, busy with the adjusters
yesterday, said that his loss could
not be determined until their work
was completed. He stated, however,
that he »ould open up for business
in temporary quarters pending re
pairs on bis present damaged stand.
He has been in business here for the
past six years, where he has been
successful and made hosts of friends.
and more modern buildings. • There
are only three residences here now
that were in Forest City when
Mr. Long moved to the city. They
are the "Old Yarboro House," on
West Main street, the home of Miss
Panola Logan, also on West Main
street, and the old Padgett home on
East Main street.
Mr. Long, or "Squire Long" has
been a justice of the peace for 35 or
40 years. During this time he has
married about fiv e hundred couples.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
THE COUNTY CLUB !
Decide To Ask Piedmont Boy
Scout Council For Part-
Time Executive for
County. • j
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The June meeting of The Ruther- !
ford County Club was held in the
banquet hall of the First Baptist j
church here Friday at noon. Approx-i
imately forty plates were served at
the luncheon by the ladies of one of 1
the church organizations.
Rev. Wm. C. Rourke, of Ellen
boro, asked the blessing. President j
0. J. Holler called upon R. E. Price ,
to outline th e program . Mr. Price ,
stated that a frank discussion of the j
Boy Scout situation in the county (
was necessary, and gave figures show- '
ing amount paid to the Piedmont,
Council by Rutherford county, each ,
year, and stated that the count/,,
; apparently, was not securing full,
value for the amount invested.
Mr, S. E. Elmore, present vice-,
president of the Piedmont Council,!
for Rutherford county, spoke next,
and outlined the situation fully. He
stated that little interest had
shown in the work in the
and that he feared such 'situatioff
would have a demoralizing effect on .
the scouts now registered in troops (
in Rutherford. ;f _ Y„
Dr. A. C. Duncan read a telegrarjv.
from the Forest City troop r noJj|V j
camp at Lake Lanier, with
scoutmaster, C. P. Parks,
club to take no definite acti*!* 1 ,
respect to withdrawing from*
Council. Dr. Duncan also revie fB^T (
I.riefiy the situation. ~,
Mf. J. H. Hill,
Spindule troop one, of S^mdale,:
C. Ruurke, of Elienboro,
Mrs. L. B. Moss, county welfare
superintendent and Rev. E. B. Jen
kins, of Rutherfordton, each spoke
briefly in regard to the scout work.
On motion of Dr. Duncan a com
mittee of five men were appointed
to confer with the other civic clubs
i:i the county, and Rev. Wm. C.
Rourke., Dr. A. 1 On Duncan, R. E.
Price, Jr. H. Hill and Z. O. Jenkins
were appointed for this purpose. On
motion S. E. Elmore was instruct
ed to notify the Piedmont Council
officios that the concensus of opin
ion is that Rutherford county is en
titled to at least a part time execu
tive, and request the council to take
steps to secure an executive for the
County Agent F. E. Patton spoke
on the county fair, and told of some
of the plans for this year's fair,
which will be held September 23 -27.
Ma, Boyd of the Farmers Federa
tion was introduced by O. J. Hol
ler, who spoke briefly.
Funeral Held For
Mrs. B. M. Hamrick
Rutherfordton, R-l, June 22!.
Mrs. M. Hamrick, wife of Rev.
B. M. Hamrick, well known Baptist
minister, died at her hom e Tuesday,
June 3 7th, after a long illness
and was buried at Shiloh Baptist
church Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Twelve ministers took part
in the services as follows: Rev.
E. P. White in charge, assisted by
T. M. Hester, M. M. Huntley, E.
Roberts, F. Hi, Fikes, W. W. Rim
mer, C. C. Matheirjr, D. J. Hunt, G.
P. Horn, H. C. Culbreth, Tom
Ruppe anjd N. L. Wright. A large
crowd attended. The floral offer
ings were numerous, attesting to
the love and esteem her masj'
friends held for her).
Mrs. Hamrick was 74 years old
and was a loyal member of the
chv.ych for over 50 years.
Mr. J.. W. Sanders caught a small
tarantula Saturday morning in his
store here, that had been transport
ed from its tropical home to Forest
City in a bunch of bananas. Mr. San
ders first noticed the tarantula
crawling along a shelf near the ba
nanas, and later succeeded in cap
turing the insect, which was placed
in a bottle, and is now on exhibit.
FOREST CITY NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1930.
PRETTY WEDDING I
BAPTIST CHURCH !
Miss Ruth Meares Becomes!
Bride of Mr. Arval Al
cock in Beautiful
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A wedding of unusual charm and
beauty was that of Miss Lillian Ruth j
Meares and Mr. Arval Leach Alcock,
which was solemnized Tuesday even- j
ing at eight o'clock at the First Bap
tist church. Dr. W. A. Ayer # s, pastor '
of the bride and groom, performed
the ceremony in his usual impressive
The church was beautifully dec
orated for the occasion. Pines and
English ivy, with Queen Anne's lace,
were banked in profusion against a
background of white. The soft glow
of interspersed Cathedral candles
completed the picture of loveliness.
From the choir loft, which formed a
part' of the background, floated the
soft strains of the wedding music,
rendered by. Miss Louise Wilkie, of
Chatlotte, cousin of the bride, at the
organ, and Mrs. Nelle Padgett Nor
iis, of Charlotte, and Mr. A. M.
Hughey, of Gastonia, rendering beau
tiful solos. Miss Wilkie wore a pow
der blue crepe, with should
er bouquet of roses and snapdragon.
Mrs. Norris wore a rose pink oigan
|ie, loftg waist, full circular skirt,
dhd shoulder bouquet of roses and
Prior t 0 the ceremony, Miss Wil
}3e played Schubert's serenade, and
■lifts. Nelle Padgett Norris, accom
panied by Miss Wilkie, sang*, "Ah.
Sweet Mystery of Life," by Victor
HV Hert, and "At Dawning," by
tfacL&iVi. Miss Wilkie-- played --Ro
mance", by Sheppard, and Mr. A.
M. Hughey, accompanied by Miss
Wilkie, sang 'Love's Old Sweet Song'
by Malloy, and "Sweetest Story
Ever Told," by Stults.
Difring th e ceremony, Miss Wil
kie played "To a Wild Rose", by
As Miss Wilkie swung into the
beautiful strains of Lohengrin's
"Bridal Chorus," Dr. W. A. Ayers
entered from the side and took his
place behind the marriage altar. The
ushers, Messrs. Cecil Meares, broth
er of the bride, and Chas. Z. Flack
came down the aisles, crossed and
took their places on either side. They
in turn were followed by Messrs Chas.
'Crowe 11 and Willie Moss. Following
the ushere came the bride's maids,
Miss Elizabeth WiTkie, of Charlotte
cousin ©f the and Miss Aldc3
Freeman. Miss Wilkie wore a pow
der blue chiffon with large
pink bow at the side of long waisl
liiie. 3fliss Freeman was attired ir
yellow 'chiffoT- with largv* bow h»i the
Next came Mrs. Ceril Grice, cou
?rn of the bride, wealing pink lact
over jirnk satin, and Miss Mary Crow
*•2 l, h. Nile green net over gre-en sat
in, with large green Iflat rose finish
ing tr^je low waist Itne.
Then followed Miss Dorothy Bostk
i.nd 30'iss Surah Ruth Doggeit. Miss
Bo.stjii wore pink life-e ove* pin!
with large bronze bow at baeli
oi kw neck line. M,'isß| Daggett's
f iwii was oi natural color silk nel
comVrned with lace bver satizi.
A4J the bride's maids wort gowns
made long lines with very ful
hirts anrvd carried aran bouquets oi
roses and snapdragons tied wfch pinh
Next entered the matron of 4«onor,
Mrs. F. F. Black., sister of the 'bride,
Mrs. Black wore orchid chiffon crepe
in basque *tyle, vith very long full
skirt. Following Mrs. Blark came the
ji aid of honor, Miss Mary Meares,
another sister of the bride. Miss
JJeares was gowned in rose chiffon
crepe, basque waist, with long full
skirt. Both imatron and maid of
honor carried gladiolas.
The bride's neices, little Bettv
Black and Dorothy Meares, clad in
orchid point d'esprit. scattered rose
petals down the aisle, and were fol
lowed by the bride on the arm of
her father, Mr. J. B. Meares. Mr.
Theodore Alcock was his brother's
best man. The groom, accompanied
by his brother, entered from a side
County Convention Will Be
Held In Rutherfordton Sat
urday at 2:3o—Precinct
The Democratic party of North
Carolina Saturday officially took its'
first step of preparation for the fall l
general election when precinct meet- j
ings were held throughout th e state
to name delegates to the county con
vention, which will name delegates
to the State Convention.
Each of Rutherford county's
twenty-seven voting precincts held
H meeting Saturday afternoon at
two o'clock, at which time live ac
tive Democrats were named as a pre
cinct executive committee, the chair
man of 4 which will also be a member
cf the County Executive board.
The County Convention will be
held in the court house at Ruther
fordton next Saturday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, at which time delegates
from the county will be elected to
the state convention which convenes
in Raleigh July 3. Any other business
properly coming befor e the conven
tion Saturday will be attended to.
The precinct meetings over the
county Saturday were featured by
a fine spirit of harmony and op
timism. The metings brought together
a large number of the active, lead
ing Democrats of the county, and
all are determined on one course—
that of turning in the largest Demo
cratic majority this fall that has been
seen in the county and stat e f«r a
number of years. ±tjf ar i
The names of all precinct dele
gates and executive committees elect
ed Saturday /ire , not available as
vr-fchh hav keen received follow:
Cool Springs No. 1
Delegates: A. C. Keeter, Henry
Giles, R. R. Blanton, Milson Bostic,
W. C. Bostic, Jr., R. C. Ledbetter,
L. W. Matheny, A. A., Price, Ray
Purnett, Zeb MeKinney.
Precinct Executive Committee: O.
A. Harrill, chairman; J. D. Morris
S K. Yelton, J. H. Puckett anc
Delegates: Roland Mayse„ Joe Ro!
li-iiis Clarence Griffin, N. A. Gregg
Herbert Crenshaw, J. H. Forrester
(X G. Nanney, J. T„ Bland, J. H. Hill
Alternates: S. K. Yeltovi, Ji H. ¥\j'ck
ett and E. B. Cobb.
Cool Sprin-gs No. 3.
A. C. Duncan, P D. Harri'l, Spur
geon Mosss, 5.. P. -Moore, John Jones
O. R. Du ncin, B. A. Stalnaker, N
A. Hardin, John McMurry.
door to rnfr'et the bride at the altai
which was flair ked on either side b;
raeflwra eandlabras holding whit
tapers aikd own- which buns
tjful wedding; bell.
The bride was gowned in heav
ivory xatin, Patou design, with Ion:
laaixi falling from the waist lint
The sleeves were xbort and puffe
and long white gloves were worr
Her veil of illusion was worn cai
style and held with orange blossoms
and sihe carried a bride's shower bou
quel of roses and valley lilies.
Mendelssohn's "Wedding March'
was used as a recessional.
Jncmedtately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Alcock left on a motoi
j trip to Charlotte, Raleigh, Wash
ington, D. C., and other points. Tn
bride's -traveling costume was a flee
blue crepe ensemble with matching
The "bride is the daughter of Mr
and Mrs. J. B. Meares. She was edu
cated at Meredith college, Raleigh
and for the past two years has beer
a member of the faculty of the pub
lie schools. She studied pipe orgar
at Converse college, Spartanburg. S.
C., and is organist at the First Bap
tist church, which place she has fill
ed for the past two years.
The groom is the son of Mr. C. E.
Alcock, editor of The Courier, and
for the past eight years has been
associated with his father in th e pub
lication of this newspaper. He also
serves a number of daily papers as
Forest City correspondent.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
FATAL TO YOUNG
Gordon Green Dies In Hospit
al as Result of Wound Ac
cidentally Received Sat
Spindale, June 23.—Gordon
Green, 21 years old, son of Police
man George F. Green, of this place,
died Saturday morning at ten
thirty o'clock in the Rutherford
Hospital as a result of a gunshot
wound, received earlier in the day.
He, in company with three com
panions, Herman Martin, Kenneth
Clay and Odell Dimsdale, all about
the same age, spent Friday night
camping near Central High school.
About six o'clock Saturday morning,
after awakening, the youths were
seatjed on tjieir blankets talking.
Green, who had brought along a
small gauge, sawed-off shot gun, was
trying to remove an unfired cart
ridge from the gun, which had be
come fastened, due to poor or de
fective breech mechanism. In trying
to breech or unbreech the gun the
shell exploded, the entire load tak
ing effect in the lower abdomen and
groin. He was immediately snatched
up by his comrades and rushed to
the Hospital. An examination there
revealed that the discharge from thc
gun had severed three large arteries.
Attempts were made to staunch the
flow of blood, but were unsuccessful.
He became weaker, and died at 10:30
o'clock. ~ ... ~
N 0 coroner's inquest was held.
Funeral services were held at
Tanner's Gro.ve Methodist church
Sunday aft' ..oon at four o'clvck-
The service was in charge Rev.
If. M. Huntley, pastor of the Spin
dale Baptist church; Rev. T. M. Hes
ter, of Spindale and Rev. B. P. Parks
of Spindale. [ : f
Approximately three thousand
people attended the service. Less
than tittfe-third of the huge number
were ablfc to gain admittance to the
Kbv. B. P. Parks gave the scrip
ture reading, followed by a prayer
by Mr. Huntley. Rev. T. M. Hester,
a close friend of the deceased, de*
livered an excellent funeral dis
ccurse, and spoke highly of t-ie
character f>f the young m an and
paid a deserving tribute to his popu-
among his associates.
He is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs., George F. Greene, of Spin
dale, with whom he made his home;
three sisters, Madgalene, Mary and
Lula Mae, at home; five brothers,
iFred Green, of near Harris; Fran*
•Green, of Lattimore; Leioy Green,
.of Chesnee, and Wade and George
JW. Green, Jr., at home. His grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Green,
jof Henrietta,' also survive, also his
I grandmother, Mrs. Barney Fite, of
i near Gastonia.
j Pall bearers were members of the
; Stonecutter Mills office force, and
i included Messrs Russell Northy,
'Hugh Armstrong, C. Carpenter, O.
C. Smith, J. H. Puckett and Merrill
i The beautiful floral offering en
tirely covered th e casket and was
banked over the chancel rail. These
flowers were borne by the following
flower girls: Misses Sarah Montfrc
dc, Mary Rollins, Grace Hester, Ruth
Giles, Annie Reed, Nannie Sue Led
better, Mary Yelton, Maggie Melton,
Lucille Giles, Winifred Yelton, Hen
ry Reed, Virgie Scoggrins, Letha Reed.
Clara Bell Hamrick, Jimmie Dun
can, Imogene Yelton, Blanche Giles
and Mary Lou Goode.
After a brief service at the grave
Ihe family and friends were dismiss
Gordon Green was born March
22, 1909, and was twenty-one years
and three months old. He was a
young man of many fine character
istics, and. was popular among a
large circle of friends. His cheerful
disposition and jolly nature endear
ed him to all who came in contact
with him and the tragedy of his sud
den passing has left a pall of gloom
and sadness over his hundreds of
friends and relatives,
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