VOL. XII—No. 41.
COUNTY CLUB TO
MEET FRIDAY AT.
John Paul Lucas. Vice-Presi
dent Southern Public Util
ities Co., to Speak.
The July meeting of the Ruther
ford County Club will be held Fri
day at one o'clock at Gilkey. The
meeting will be held in the consoli
dated school auditorium. The ladies
of that community, under the direc
tion of Mrs. C. F. Cline, will serve
Mx. John Paul Lucas, of Charlot
te, will be the principal speaker.. Mr.
Lucas is editor of the Southern Pub
lic Utilities Magazine and is vice
president of the Southern Public
Utilities Company. Mr. Lucas is past
president of the Charlotte Rotary
Club, and is a very pleasing speaker.
In view of the proposed sales of the
utilities plants in Spindale, Ruther
fordton and Forest City the speech
of Mr. Lucas should be timely and
Mr. Lucas will also speak before
the Rutherfordton Kiwanis Club Fri
The public is cordially invited to
attend the Rutherford County Club
meeting at Gilkey. Anyone desiring
to attend the luncheon should notify
the secretary, Mr. S. E. Elmore. A
cordial welcome awaits any who may
wish to hear Mr. Lucas after the
C. E. UNION MEETS
Splendid Session -Held at Dun
can's Creek Friday-*—
Ellenboro, R-3, July 14.—The
Rutherford-Polk C. Ey Union met at
Duncan's Creek Presbyterian church
Friday, July 11, at 6:30 o'clock. A
picnic supper was served and at 7:30
o'clock the meeting was opened.
There were a hundred young people
present. Each society in the Union
was allotted a few minutes on the
program, giving all members an op
portunity for self-expression. Among
the interesting features of the even
ing were reports given by Mr. Roark
of the young people's convention at
Winston-Salem, and Dan Holler,
Davidson conference. Mr. Horace
Richardson of Brittain gave a read
ing "The Teacher Who Taught the
The union adjourned to meet at
Union Mills in October,,
OAK GROVE NEWS
Bostic, R-l, July 14.—The re
vival meeting will begin at Oak
Grove Methodist church Wednesday
"ight and continue through a part
of next week. Rev. D. H. Rhinehardt
ol' Cliffside, is expected to do the
preaching next week. Everybody is
cordially invited to attend these ser
Mr. and Mrs. X L., Hawkins and
daughter, Bernice, and IV.frs| Evie
Cherry spent the week-end at Mr.
M. E. Hawkins.
Mr. D. Mi., Harrill and Claude El
more spent the week-end with rela
tive in Elizabeth, Tenn.
The children of' Mr. W. P. Tate
gathered at his home Friday and
Save him a surprise birthday dinner.
Miss Ethel Tate accompanied Rev.
C. F. Tate home for a visit at Stokes
Mrs. Carrie Hardin is sick at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Big
gt-rstaff. We hope she will soon be
Mrs. Delia Randall and daughter,
fnd Mr. Edgar Beam and family
visited M>. W. TV Harrill Friday
Mr. and Cliff Magness are visiting
Mr. W. T. Blanton had the misfor
tune of getting his barn burned Fri
day night. He lost two mules, two
cows and a calf in the fire.
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUjf CftlES IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DEPARTMENT- OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY.
LEGION POST TO GIVE
Rutherfordton, July 15.—The
Fred Williams Post of the Ameri
can Legion, assisted by the Woman's
Auxiliary will put on a minstrel at
the Rutherfordton elementary school
building Friday evening, July 25, for
the benefit of the Legion post and
the auxiliary. A small admission fee
will be charged.
MRS. M* HENSON
Harris Woman Passes After
Brief Illness—Funeral Held
Sunday at Floyd's Creek.
Harris, July 14.—Mrs. Marion
Henson, aged 69, died at her home
here Saturday after a brief illness.
Funeral service was held Sunday af
ternoon at two o'clock at Floyd's
Creek chulrch with Rev., M. M. Hunt
ley in charge of the service, assisted
by Rev. Mr. Honeycutt, of Cliffside,
and Rev. Tom Harris. Interment was
in the Floyd's Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Henson is survived by her hus
band and three_ children, Mrs. Lloyd
Tate, Forest City, R-l; N. D. Rich,
Spindale. and Jv, M. Rich, Moores
boro. Five brothers survive, as fol
lows: June, Enoch and Lewis Blan
ton, of Lincoln county and C. C.
and T. L. Blanton of Cliffside.
Mrs. Henson was a member of
Floyd's Creek Baptist church.
Pall bearers were Messrs George
Dewey Blanton, George C. Blanton,
Leonard, M. D., Paul and A. C.
Blanton, nephews of the deceased.
The flower girls were Misses Lucy
and Mamie Alexander, Ona Henson,
Louvenia Tate, Louvenia Rich and
At at regular meeting of The
American Legion held Friday evening
at tbs city hall officers for next
year were elected, as follows:
Post commander, W. L. Brown.
First' vice commander, M. D. Har
Second vice commander, Bulow
Adjutant, E. L. Bobinson.
Finance officer, G. 3. Harrill.
Service officer, Dr. F„ R. Wilkins.
Guardianship officer, C. O. Rid
Sergeant-at-arms, Gulmer Yelton.
Chaplain, T. T. Long.
Historian, H. K.i Logan.
Athletic officer, E. V. Sietz.
Child welfare chairman, V. T.
Americanism chairman. D. H.
Membership officer, F. C. Dorsey.
Publicity chairman, John Dalton.
A watermelon slicing will be given
at the next regular meeting. The
place will be designated at a later
Delegates were elected to the State
convention at Winston-Salem on
August 24, 25 and 26, as follows:
Spurgeon Moss. Et L. Robinson, Bu
low Grant, Frank Dorsey; alternates,
T. T. Long, Clyde Hollifield, H. K.
Lrgan, Bob Rollins. All other mem
bers are urged to attend the state
convention, regardless .of whether
they are a delegate or not.
TO HOLD UNION SERVICES
Rutherfordton, July 14.—The
Iteptist, Methodist and Presbyterian
churches of Rutherfordton will hold
union evening services Sunday, July
20th and each Sunday evening there
after during July and August. Each
pastor will not preach in his own
pulpit. Rev. E. B. Jenkins, Baptist
pastor will preach Sunday night at
the Presbyterian church while on
27th, Rev. I. S. McErloy, Jr., Pres
byterian pastor will preach at the
Methodist church and on August 3rd,
Rev. John Hoyle, Jr., pastor of the
Methodist Church will preach at the
Baptist church. This system of rotat
ing will be carried out thru August
with possibly some other ministers
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FdW?Es|r CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
SUPERIOR COURT 1
CONVENES AUG. 25
Jury Selected For Session-**
Civil Cases Oniy Will
Rutherfordton, July 14.—The Si&
perior Court of Rutherford County
for the trial of Civil cases will cani
vene here Monday, August 25th. A
full two weeks docket faces the
court. New cases are being docketed
each Week, almost daily; Judge W;
F. Harding of Charlotte is expected
to hold this court, which will be
/"The following jurors have beer
drawn. Their towifphips are giver
below: First week; J. O. Ledbett4l
and J. Hi Burwell, Rutherfordtoi
Township; J. J. Cole, Sulphtn
Springs; C. t L. Jones, and P. C
'Hawkins, High Shoals; C. L. Daves
J. B. Whitaker, J iH F. Collins, J. L
Edwards and C. B. Holt, Colfax
A. S. Moore, W. F. Towery, Will S
Moss and J. D. Brown, Cool Springs
C„ C. Hollifield, Logan Store; A. H
| Blankenship and W. W. Rodgers
| Morgan and A. B. Carpenter, Gilkey
A. Blanton, J. H. Carpenter anq
Joe M* Smith, Rutherfordton; D.
Crawford, Sulphur Springs; C. F.
Jones, L. R. Webb and B. B. Smart,
Cclfax; R. M. Queen, J. A. Bradley)
Perry Guffey, J. G.> Morris, GUJI
Lattimore and R. E. BiggerstiafE
Coo]| Springs; J. M. Rollins, Jr.;
Golden Valley; J. A. Mitchem, Logarri
Store; G. W. Matheny, Morgan and
A. Searcy, Chimney Rock.
UNION MET FRIDAS
July Meeting of County Lea
* gue Held Here—August
Meeting at Hopewell.
The July session of the Ruther
ford County Epworth League group
meeting was held in the Forest City
Methodist church, Friday evening, at
The devotional service' was con
ducted by the Forest City chapter.
An interesting program was present
ed with Mrs. Bert Moore in charge.
The service was begun by singing
hymn No. 105. Psalm 34 was read
responsively and prayer was offered
by Rev. R. Mi., Hoyle, Jr., of Ruth
erfordton. A beautiful piano solo
was rendered by Mrs. Rudisill. A
short play was then presented which
was very good and enjoyed by all
The leaguers was then favored with
a wonderful talk brought by prof.
Charles C. Erwin.
The business fcnetfing Was then
entered into with president R A Jolly
presiding. The roll was called and
the following leagues were represent
ed. Forest City, Oak Grove, Ruther
fordtoi£ Hopewell, Pleas/ant , Grove
and Spindale. Pleasant Grove was
awarded the cross while Hopewell
was awarded the banner.
The meeting adjourned meet
at Hopewell for the next meeting
which will be held the first Friday
night in August.,
After adjournment Forest City
served delicious refreshments, and
special music was enjoyed during
the social hour.
Sauk City, Wis., July. 15. —
Phil LaFollette opened his cam
paign for the republican nomina
tion for governor here today by as
sailing, President Hoover and Gov
ernor Kohler and charging that the
current economic depression was
the result of monopoly and the pur
suance of their policies.
There will be no mincing of mat
ters," said LaFollette, a progressive
republican. "The people shall learn
the men* and the measures which
have brought this depression to the
faim and the city."
FOREST CITY NORTH CAROLINA* THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1930.
Second week: D. G. Padgett,
YOUNG LAFOLLETTE HITS _
HOOVER FOR DEPRESSION
The latest hits in sheet music re
ceived every week. 35c to 50c.
Stahl's Ten Cent Store.
Special Election September 16
I To Utility Plants
Mir. J. E. Pearce Buys
July 15.—Mr. John
Ed *Pearce, of Pineville, Ky., has
purchased the controlling interest of
Mr.jjPhilip Norris in the Rutherford
ton JSun, and took charge this week.
The| controlling interest was former
ly owiied by the late John R. Norris.,
®M*. Pearce is a native of Tenn
essef and has been engaged in the
newspaper' and magazine work for
the bast twenty years. He founded
the pally Progress at Norton, Va.,
in 1623 and after selling that out
he Jounded the Cumberland Courier'
at l&neville, Ky., and sold that plant
on IJarch 18, 1930 to accept the po
sition as musical director and an-
for the radio station WHIS
I* fiuefield, West Virginia. He gave j
l -r 1 iat position when he bought the
here. Mr. Pearce will move
|ris family here soon. He and Mrs.
are here noWi.. They have
children and four grandchild-
I I%rt of the present force will be
Iretaftied. Mr. Pearce stated this week
Norris would only be asso-
with him a short time, until
Ike 'gfcts the paper going well.
9 jfe|tnut Hills, July 15.—Miss
WTa»F : Moore Of Gastonia, has been
feeßuest of Miss Edna Love for the
*asJjyeek and Miss Ann Little if
guest of Miss Betty Shutl.
two attractive visitors have
inspiration number of
socfal affairs. Mrs. J. Rush Shull en
tertained for them with a dinner par
ity on last- Tuesday evening and a
! watermelon feast on Friday evening.
Mrs. Barron Caldwell entertained
i with a bridge luncheon on Thursday
and 4hey enjoyed an outdoor picnic
on the Hill Saturday evening. Mon
;day they were guests for a moving
picture party to Asheville and Miss
| Hazel Haynes entertained them at
luncheon last Wednesday. Misses
| Amanda and Rosa May Haynes were
he stesses at a charming breakfast for
these two young ladies on Saturday
morning; and with the swimlming,
golfing and hiking enjoyments their
visit has been a continuous round of
pleasure. Ann returned to her home
!in Charlotte Monday and Nancy
J leaves for Gastonia accompanied by
Edna Love who will be her guest
Mrs. Frank Edwards of Caroleen
spent several days last week with
' Mr. and Mrs. 5. % J. Asbury, Jr., at
the Sam-Tom Cottage Mr. Edwards
came up Saturday evening for the
j Miss Estelle Carpenter returned
to Ruterfordton Monday after spend
ing a week with Mrs. Walter Hay
nes at the Hodge Lodge. Miss Car
penter was one of the honor guests
at the bridge luncheon given by Mrs.
Barron Caldwell on last Thursday.
Mrs. Henry Jenkins of Avondale,
Mrs. Miles Hames and son Miles, Jr.,
of Cliffside, and Mrs. Robt. Neal of
Henrietta, occupied one of the cot
tages last week. They returned to
their homes Monday.
i Mr. and Mrs. CTnas. Norman of
Charlotte, spent Sunday at The Cald
well Lodge, as the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Barron Caldwell.
! Dr. J. Rush Shull of Charlotte,
spent the week end with his familv.
Mr, and Mrs. Vic Fortune and
daughter, Rachael, of Cliffside, spent
| Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Grover
! Mrs. Zeb Jenkins and daughter,
Mrs. John Layne and Mrs. Hollis
; Owens and children, of Avondale,
i have rented a cottage on the Hill for
Miss Grace Cantrell of Avondale,
was the guest of Miss Sara Hughes
.for several days last week,
j Ollie Crouch, Jr., of Wilmington,
is spending some time with his aunt,
Mrs. Walter Haynea.
I Mr. Chas. Haynes of Cliffside, was
SOUTHERN PUBLIC UTUITIES CO. MAKES
OFFER FOR WATER AND ELECTRIC SYSTEM
MRS. R. LEDBETTER
DIES FROM HEAT
Henrietta Woman Passes Sud
denly After Becoming
Overheated While Pre
Henrietta, July 14.—Mrs. Raleigh
Ledbetter, aged 38, died suddenly
at her home near Henrietta Thurs
day at noon, from effects of over
heating while preparing the-noon day
rnealh After having finished her morn
ing work, and cooking dinner for the
family she retired to the veranda for
a short rest. While sitting there shei
called for a glass of water, and after
having drank the water she was sud
denly taken ill and died within a few
I minutes without speaking. She seem
jed to be in the best of health »dur
i ing the morning hours, and had per
' formed the usual duties in the house
| during the morning.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs.
Anna Whitaker, her husband, R. Led
better, and five children, R. K. Led
better, Thomas Ledbetter, John
Ledbetter, Sarah and Margaret Led
! better, all at home.
Mrs. Ledbetter was a leading mem
! ber of High Shoals Baptist church
! where she joined ill her youth. Fun
j eral services were held at High Shoals
I Friday and interment took place in
the church yard
a-fir ~ ?■"» ~ 1 ■ ■■ l -f--*** ■ ia»**
'Fire Does $3,000.00
Bostic, R-3, July 14.—The barn
lof Mr. W. T. Blanton, located near
!F,llenboro was burned Friday night
| causing about three thousand dollars
! damage. Mr. Blanton suffered a heavy
less, having two mules, two cows and
lone calf burned to death in the con
'fiaragation, besides a large number
• of farm implements, including a new
'reaper, and a large amount of rough
age and feed stuffs. He had just re
cently had his wheat threshed and
'placed the straw in the shed ad
joining the barn. The straw was
burned, but fortunately the wheat
jhad not been stored, which saved it.
| The origin of the blaze is un
j known. His total loss is over $3,000.
'He had S2OO insurance on the barn.
Spindale News Items
; Spindale, July 14.—Miss Sudie
j Morgan, postmistress, and Miss Lela
] Morris, attended the postmasters
| convention held in Albemarle last
'week. The convention was held on
Tuesday and Wednesday, and was at-j
tended by several hundred postal em- j
ployees from over the state.
Mrs. Clarence Griffin and son, 1
Donald Clay, returned from Wades
boro, Sunday, after spending a week j
with her sister, Mrs. M. T. Long,
and Mr. Long.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Morgan, of
Raleigh, are spending a few days
here with Mr. Morgan's mother. j
Rev. W. Arthur Barber has re
turned from a three weeks' vaca
tion spent at Lake Junaluska.
1 ■ -
Mason quart fruit jars, 75c, per
dozen if you tell us you saw this ad.
Farmers Hardware Cq.
Rubber bathing caps, 10c to 25c.
Stahl's Ten Cent Store.
the guest of The Caldwell Lodge over
Mr. C. A. Denson spent, last Mon
day and Tuesday at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Frank Atkinson of Avondale,
was a visitor here Sunday evening.
There wlere a large number of j
visitors to the Hill on Sunday.. Every j
cottage was filled and several picnic
parties enjoyed the privileges extend-
SI.OO Per Year in Advance ->
Njew Registration of
Voters August 16
At a call meeting of the board of
aldermen held here Monday morn
ing the town council called an elec
tion for September 16 to let the
voters decide whether or not the
municipal water and light plants
shall be sold to the Southern Public
J- E. Caldwell was named registrar
with G. V. Frye and R. K. Hqlli
field judges of the election. A new
registration of [the voters will be
made from August 16 through Sep
tember 6, 1930. Mr. Caldwell will
have the registration books at the
City Hall, and anyone desiring to
'register may call at Mr. Caldwell's
'office and register. The voting will
Ibe held September 16th at the city
Ihali. All voters within~the incorpora
tion limits of Forest City will vote at
There will be four tickets in the
election, reading "For Sale of Elec
tric "System to Southern Public Utili
ties Company," "Against Sale of
Electric System to Southern Public-
Utilities Company," "For Sale of
Waterworks System to Southern Pub
lic Utilities Company" and "Against
Sale of Waterways System to SoutV
em J>uhiic U C o y '
The election will be iield*' from
e?ght o'clock oil -the morning: of Sep
tember 16th to sunset of that day.
The Southern Public Utilities.
Company recently offered the town
$315,000 cash for the electric sys
tem and SIOO,OOO cash for its wat
erworks plant. ,
Spindale and Rutherfordton will
vote September 9th, as to whether
they will sell their public utilities
plants. At a recent, meeting of the
town boards the matter was discuss
ed at length, and both towns decided
to hold elections on the same day.
Mr. J. H. HilJ has been named regis
trar for Spindale. and C. B. Justice
registrar for Rutherfordton. Senti
ment in favor of the election is grow
ing in Rutherfordton and Spindale
due to the fact the town officials of
each place have assured the people
that the funds derived from the sale
v.ili be applied on tha bonded debt
cf the towns.
Rain Gives Relief
From Extreme Heat
Rutherford county experienced
some of the hottest weather last
week ever recorded in the county.
Friday and Saturday were days of
unusual warmth, and on Saturday
at three o'clock the thermometer
readings in Rutherfordton showed
102 degrees. At least one death oc
curred in the county from the ex
treme heat. The redeeming feature
of the warm days of last week were
the cool nights. Despite the hot days
the night air brought relief to all
sections of the county.
The crops in all sections of Ruth
erford county suffered, but the light
showers Sunday were followed by
heavier rains Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, giving the soil a much
needed "soaking." The showers are
a source of encouragement to the
farmers and truck growers.
Large sized galvanized oval foot
tubs, 35c each. Stahl's Ten Cent
Ice cream freezers, oil stoves,
camp equipment and other hot weath
er necessities at Farmers Hardware