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VOL. XH-No. 52.
04N SHOT FROM
tereii While at Work
fl M vev
farmer and one of the lead
"""ntizens of the South Mountain.
n " ' shot from ambush, by
section, ; uar ty, Tuesday after
100I 00 J who resides in a remote sec
•rop nf the South Mountains, was
ion ot in a f_
jicking co any w ith his son,
:eT * rifleman, concealed on the
vhen a nparbv sent a bullet
, ree k ban , Mr propes' body.
o, "P' c f entered from the left side
V-S thS his body and right
" d H,?,„n rushed him to his home
feort distance away, and he d.ed
nthin thirty minutes.
The sheriff's office was notified of
lie assassination about
Higntowei A „ hev iiie for blood
Ss! wWch arrived Tuesday night
lt fcoroner's inquest was held Tues
nt 9 o'clock, and the jury
ay m ght at9o« Mr propes
SKas caused "by gunshot by un
n » Georere F. Green, J
r MaS '.IM Rollins W. J.
■rayson, IJ- Withrow and WW.
lill composed the coronei J Y
i\lr Propes resided about one mile
mith of the South Mountain Indus-
Institute No motive was as
£ed for the killing, but he had
Been verv active in prohibition work,
Bnd frequently assisted officers in
Barch for blockade stills in the m °un-
Kins adjacent to his home. He was
Bormerly a rural policeman, and was
|ctive against bootleggers. About
B>ur years ago his bam was burn-
Id and it was thought at the time
Bt was in retaliation for his activi-
Bies against bootleggeis.
: On Wednesday morning Sheriff W.
■p. Hardin and Jim Robinson ar^e^ t-
Bd one person as a suspect, and ne
B being held for later developments
B The Courier goes to press*
I Mr. Propes is survived by his wid-
Bw and three children, Adam Prop 65
■nd Evie Propes, at home, and Mrs.
Blaude Melton, of Spindale. One
Brother resides in Florida. j
I Funeral services will be held
■Thursday (today) at 2 p. m., at
Bane Creek Baptist church.
I Mr. Propes was a member of the
■Golden Valley church and was a
Brood citizen ,and church \mettnber. j
Ble was always a friend of law and j
Birder, and his activities w r hile an
Bfficer of the law, and afterwards, i
Brought down upon his head the
B-rath of every lawbreaker and boot-
Begger in the South Mountain range.
B ) ETIT10N FOR ANOTHER
BILECTION FOR SALE OF PLANTS
I Some three or four petitions call-
Bng for another election on the sale
Bf the utility plants have been in
Birculation since the latter part 01
Bast week, and are being signed at
B b rea t rate. It was reported to The
Bourier Wednesday morning that
Biore than 300 had already signed
Bhe petition and that figures might
Beach five or six hundred if the pe-
Biticns are not closed right away.
Based on the number registering for
■he last election, only 193 names
B'ould be required on a petition for
I The petitions may be presented
■t a call meeting of the Board this
V eek, or may be held over to go be
■oie the regular meeting of Friday
B'ght of next week.
I The change of sentiment in regard
Ho the sale of the plants is astonish-
Big It seems that the voters did not
■ealize the importance and advan
■ges to accure in event of the sale
■ntil after the election. Provided the
B P. U. is willing to purchase the
Wants at the original figures of $415-
■OO.OO and there is no doubt but
■hat the company will be willing to
■and by their first offer, —and an
other election is held, it is thought
■at the election for the sale will
by more than two to one if
■gain submitted to the voters.
BPFICER G. M. EDWARDS
HAS FINGER REMOVED
B'ff; Barrett M. Edwards, popular
Bin °,^' cer ' widely know r n as the
■'wen's friend, underwent an op
■"ai!pn at the Rutherford Hospital
■ M naay morning for the removal of
■ "I'ger. Mr. Edwards injured his
■ n( > when a car door closed on it
B\ eral weeks ago. Infection set in*
■ • lc n necessitated the removal of a
on the left hand. At latest
■Ports he is recovering nicely, and
■on° tS *° hack on old job
Brieve it or not—One pound of
° coi? A " candv for 25c at
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL Cll?S|| U. S. A." U. 9. DEPARTMENT OFTGRJOTLTORE~SURVE^
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF I;OR AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPEN
By GENE BYRNES
DECE AGE No CHEAP V
I SKATES IN 015 HOTEL. I PICKED
\£&-r£ ,r I E ? ,>L C^NTS IN «« V
m DVt 5 ENOU6H MONd \
Ik rER ANY YOUM6 FELLIfI? OF MY r
9/ TO MAKE O _ ._l > j
K ~y ; -y o^SS&^J
Hon. Josiah W. Bailey To
Speak in Forest City Monday
Democratic Candidate For U.
S. Senate To Address Vot
ers Here Monday Even
ing At The School
Hon. Josiah W. Bailey, Democra
tic candidate for the United States
senate, will speak in the Cool
scfcocl auditorium-here Monday even
ing at eight o'clock.
The meeting will be called 'to or
der promptly at 7:30 o'clock, and.
every Democrat in Rutherford coun-"
ty is urged to be present.. A rare
treat is in store for you. There will
be some preliminary matters to come
before the Democracy of Rutherford
county and the introduction of local
candidates. Mr. Bailey's speech will
begin promptly at eight o'clock.
Mr. Bailey will not speak in Ruth
erfordton on Monday afternoon, as
originally planned, due to the close
schedule of speaking engagements
and other pressing business.
MRS. C. U STEIDLEY IN
Spindale, Sept. 30.—Revival ser
! vices at the Spindale Methodist
church opened Sunday evening, with
Mrs. C. L. Steidley, of High Point,
assisting the pastor, Rev. W. Arthur
Barber. Services are being held daily,
and are being well attended. Much
interest has been shown in the service
thus far. The meeting will continCTe
To Hartsville, S. C.
i Rutherfordton, Sept. 30.—A meet
j ing of agricultural teachers and
j others was held in Superintendent
| Clyde A. Erwin's office here Monday
afternoon at four o'clock, at which
time a trip to the Coker Farms, at
Hartsville. S. C., was planned for
October 9. The trip will be sponsor
ed by the civic clubs of the county.
At the meeting it was decided to
interest as many business and pro
fessional men as possible in the tour,
and ask each to take his car. A
number of the principal farmers of
the county will be invited to make
the trip, and study 'the methods of
farming used on the Coker Farms.
The motorcade will leave Rutherford
ton Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 a.
m- Only one day will be consumed
in making the round trip.
A second meeting of the commit
tee sponsoring the motorcade will
be held Saturday morning at 8:30
j o'clock in the court house. All inter
! ested are invited to attend this
BEAR CREEK BAPTIST
« r x N
The Bear Creek Association, of the'i
Primitive Baptist church, will meetj
with the Philadelphia Primitive Bap-i
tist church, near Ellenboro, Satur-j
day. The first session will begin at :
ten o'clock. The Association will con- j
tinue through Sunday and will close j
Big new lot of children's socks]
' and hosiery, for fall and winter*'
very cheap in price, at Courtney's
. r> -
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, TIM|§*SDAY, OCT. 3, 1930.
This issue carries a .statement of
the Industrial Loan and Investment
Bank and upon comparing with its
statement of one year ago it is noted
that there has been a substantial
growth in resources. Checks have al
ready be£n mailed by the Bank to
stv?kholders coveting quarterly
dividend of two per cent, payable as
of October Ist. This Bank opened for
business on 4, 1925 and has
never missed a quarterly dividend
from the date of opening.
WHEN HIT BY CAR
Caroleen Boy's Neck Broken
When Struck by Car in
Rutherfordton, Sept. 30. —Cecil
Mooney, eleven year- old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Mooney, of Caro
leen, was instantly killed here Sun-,
day afternoon at five o'clock when
he was hit by a 1927 model Ford
roadster driven by Elmer GufFey, of
Cecil with his younger brother,
Guy, was sitting on the curb just
around a curve on Cleghorn street
near Yelton Roller Mill, when the
accident occurred. Young Guffey, on
making the sharp curve, ran into a
drain, and presumably lost control
! of the car and ran over the two boys,
breaking Cecil's neck and slightly
injuring the younger boy. Death ra=-
suited almost Instantly.
In the car with Guffey was George
Ross. The driver was so frightened
that he ran away but was later
caught by officers Calvin Hardin and
Roy Weeks about four miles from
the scene of the accident. He was
brought to Rutherfordton and placed
in jail to await an investigation of
the, case. Young Guffey is sixteen
years of age, and is a son of Harve
Guffey, of Greensboro. He formerly
resided in Forest City.
Funeral services for Cecil Mooney,
victim of the accident, were held
Monday afternoon at Oak Grove
Methodist church at three o'clock.
Interment was in the Oak Grove
He is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Mooney, of Caro
leen, one brother and two small sis
ters. He was a bright child and was
a great favorite among his small
friends and schoolmates.
He, with his parents and other
members of his family, were visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, of
th« Cleghorn village, Sunday after
noon when the accident occurred.
Cecil was the oldest child.
A birthday dinner was given last
Sunday for Mr. J. G. Butler, Sr.,
and Mr. Dewitt Hamrick, at the home
of Mrs. B. R Butler, near Flat Rock.
Ampng those present were Mr. J.
G. Butler, Sr, Zero Butler, Mr.
James Beason. Dr. T. E. Morrow, of
C:-.r S. C.~
i OCTOBER 10-11
Two Nights of Entertain
bits and Other
s*k e offering of cash prizes for
the Co|l&x Fair to be held at Ellen
boro OA October 10 and 11, 1930,
along with many interesting contests,
races, Shows, and community nights
of entertainment, St is believed that
the community fair at Ellenboro
will be Jt>et ter and attended by more (
people than were present last year.
The t>aby snow which comes on
Friday afternoon at 2:30 p. m.,
promises to be of special interest to
many people. Last year as many as
twenty-five babies were exhibited,
and the show was made instructive
and helpful by the handing out of
approved information on the care of
the bahy. This year SI.OO in cash is
offered to each: the best developed,
the prettiest and the fattest baby
in the Mow.
' On morning at the hour
the school musical
conte&Jgtfor the school boys and
girls. Spis contest is to be made up
of insti®m~ental solos and duets. Miss
Rogers, music teacher for
the school, is in charge of this pro
A Community night of entertain
ment will be given on each Friday
and Saturday night of the fair. Pro
fessor Curtis Price who heads the
entertainment committee for the fair
is working up real programs
for these two nights.
Most of the races and athletic
C9nlests eome dn Saturday. Profes
sor R. B. Tapp withM,hree others are
offering some real fun in this con
.. Th«Golfax Fair catalog, print
ed by®he Forest City Courier, is
just ot the press and is now being
distributed. It is a nice little 32-
page booklet filled with information
ing to he members of the twelve "de
partments of the fair: Field crops.
Thurmgh Whitaker, G. C. Hamrick,
G. L. Jenkins, C. T. Hamrick and Rex
Bridges; Horticulture, T. P. Beam,
J. A. Martin, B. E. Harrill, A. L.
Hamrick. *md Miss Carrie Harrill;
Livstock, A T. C. Spurlin, J. B. Beam,
Emmett Hamrick, Worth Elliott and
W. C. Stockton; Poultry, A. S. Har
rill, E. B. I>ycus, Claude Blanton, J.
O. Wright, and W. W. Bridges; Pan
try Supplies, Mrs. John Martin, Mrs.
J. L. Culbreth, Mrs. C. M. Mauney,
Mrs. Lou Maurice and Mrs. Lucile
Meredith; Canned Goods, Miss Mar
gie Spurlin, Mrs. Van Harrill, Mrs.
Chas. McKinney, Miss Pearl Wilson,
and Mrs. Claude Elmore; Fancy
Work, Mrs. J. E. Beam, Mrs. J. L.
Wilson, Miss Kate Harrill, and Miss
Pauline Culbreth; School, Professor
Curtis Price, Miss Mary Thompson,
Miss Mildred Rogers, Miss Lillian
Street and Miss Daily Barker; Floral.
Miss Ida Greene, Mrs. A. S. Harrill,
Mrs. M. Z. Wright, Miss Minnie El
liott and Mrs. J. A. Graham; Athle
tics and Races, Professor R. B. Tapp,
L. W. Nanney, R. L. Turner, Miss
Maude Wright and Yates Martin;
' Arts and Crafts, Mrs Curtis Price,
Miss Cleo Burns, Mrs. A. B. Bush
cng, Mrs. Glenn, Bridges and Am
brose Owens; Finally, Baby depart
ment, Mrs. Claude Blanton, Mrs.
Guy Edwards, Mrs. Fred Harrill,
Miss Lorena Culbreth and Mrs. E.
TWO CARS DAMAGED WHEN
ESSEX LEAVES HIGHWAY
An automobile belonging to Mr. R.
Baber was badly damaged, and an
Essex, occupied by two men from
Gaston county, was demplished Sun
day afternoon at Long's Filling Sta
tion, at West Erld, when the Gaston
men apparently lost control of the
Essex and it left the highway and
crashed into the car of Mr. Baber's
which was parked at the station.
The Essex left the highway just
below the filling station and after a
wild plunge crashed into Mr. Baber's
car and then turned over. The side
and rear of Mr. Baber's car was dam
aged. The Essex was almost demolish
ed. Mr. Baber's car was parked just
below the station, and no one was
occupying it at the time of the crash.
Neither of the Gastonia men were
The Gaston county men gave their
names as Queen and Upton, and
stated that they were officers. They
were taken to Rutherfordton on a j
charge of reckless driving, and were
released under bond.
LAST CALL FOR
I have been appointed town tax
collector and have been instructed
to sell property for unpaid taxes.
The list is now being prepared and
will appear in The Forest City Cour
ier. October 8.
You are urged to pay your taxes
before the above date and save ex
pense of advertising. -
J. E. CALDWELL,
City Tax Collector.
New felt hats at Courtney's Ten
Baptist Revival To
Begin Next Sunday
Dr. J. H. Haymore, of Georgia, Will Conduct
Twenty-One Day's Evangelistic Meeting
Here—Mr. Q. L. Frye Will
Lead The Singing.
EVANGELIST COMING !
I v - Ky m&BBm
Dr. J. H. Haymore, of Atlanta,
Ga., who will conduct a series of
evangelistic meetings at the First
Baptist church here.
MISS MARY KNIGHT
Passes at Home in.Kings Moun
tain After Brief Illness.
Funeral at Forest
Kings Mountain, Sept. 29.—Fun-1
eral services for Miss Mary Knight,
aged 18, daughter of Mrs. G. H.
Hames, who died at her home here
Saturday morning at seven o'clock,
were held from Main Street
Methodist church at Forest City,
Sunday afternoon, at three o'clock-
Rev. M. F. Moores, pastor of the
Forest City Methodist church, and
Rev. J. R. Church, pastor of the Cen
tral Methodist church, of Kings
Mountain, conducted the service. In-,
terment was in the Pleasant Grove
Miss Knight died Saturday morn
in~ after suffering several days from
typhoid fever. She was a member of
Forest City Methodist church.
She is survived by ner mother
and stepfather. Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Hames, of Kings Mountain: one sis
ter. Miss Mozelle Knight and three
half sisters, Misses Bettie, Billie and
Jean Hames, all of Kings Mountain.
Pall bearers were Messrs. Wilson
Crocker, Horace Yelton, Clyde Kee
ter, James Harrill, William Poole
and Robert King.
Those in charge of the floral of
fering were Mrs. M. F. Moores, Miss
es Sara Moss, Virginia Magnets,
Ruth Kizer, Mrs. Mary King Tinsley
Mrs. Myrtle Gudger Watkins, Miss
Dorothy Rudisill, Misses Katherine
and Annie Moore, Oneida Welch,
Martha Moores, Evelyn Jones, Ter
IS BARELY ALIVE
Shelby, Sept. 30. —Judge James L.
Webb, 76-year-old member of the
North Carolina superior court, who
has been in a dying condition at his
home here for the last two days, still
clung to a bare thread of life late
The jurist, father of Mrs. 0. Max
Gardner, wife of Governor Gardner,
has amazed friends and relatives
with his great vitality. Tuesday
night he was reported to be "grow
ing weaker" and it was not believ
ed that he would be able to continue
his fight against death many hours.
Spindale, Sept. 30.—Lutheran
church services will be held here next
Sunday morning %t eleven o'clock.
The services will be held at the
Presbyterian chapeL The subject of
the morning's service will be John
6:68: "Lord, to whom shall we go?
New velvet hats at Courtney's,
Ten Cent Store.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
A week of prayer is being observ
ed by the First Baptist church here
this week, in preparation for a
twenty-one days evangelistic meet—
ing, which will be held at this church
beginning on next Sunday. Begin
ning Monday night cottage prayer
meetings were held at various homes
in the city, these meetings to continue
through Friday night. Monday's ser
vice was held at the home of Mrs.
A. H. McDaniel. Tuesday night at
D. 0. Brackett's home. On Wednes
day the prayer service was held in the
church, as this is the night the usual
mid-week prayer service is held.
Thursday night the service will be
held at the home of Mrs. W. B.
Moore, while on Friday night the
meeting will be held with Joe Allen.
On next Sunday morning the re
vival meeting will begin, with Dr.
J. H. Haymore, of Georgia, as the
evangelist. Dr. Haymore is one of the
most able and successful evangelists
in the South. For a number of years
he was pastor of a church, but he
received so many calls to conduct
revival meetings, he gave up his
church to devote his entire time to
evangelistic meetings in the South.
Dr. Haymore was at one time head
of the evangelistic work of the Bap
tist State Convention of Missouri.
An unusual feature of Dr. Hay
more having charge of -"* the meeting
here is the fact that it will be the
fourteenth time that he and Dr.
Ayers have been together in a re
vival meeting in various churches.
It will be the eighth time that Dr.
Haymore has conducted a meeting
in a church of which Dr. Ayers was
pastor, while Dr. Ayers has conduct
ed revivals in church of which Dr.
Haymore was pastor six times.
The singing during the meeting
will be conducted by Q. L. Frye, of
Atlanta, Ga. ME. Frye is well known
■ ' !
BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR
MRS. W. A. GEER SUNDAY
Mrs. W. A. Geer, who resides on
Big Springs Avenue, was given a
surprise birthday dinner last Sun
day, in celebration of her 69th birth
day. About noon friends began to ar
rive at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. O. Tate with whom Mrs. Geer
makes her home. After about one
hundred friends arrived they ali
went into the beautiful grove which
adjoins the Tate place and spread
the dinner on tables that had been
placed in the grove. Many speeches
of good wishes to Mrs. Greer were
made by friends. Mrs. Geer received
I many lovely gifts and several nice
' cakes were given to her Friends eft
! wishing her many happy returns of
1 the day. -
WEDDING OCTOBER 7
| The following will be of interest
to the many friends of the con
tracting parties in the Carolinas:
! Rev. and Mrs. Wade D. Bostic,
of Wake Forest, N. C., and Pochow,
China, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Oreon to Rev. Adiel
Jarrett Moncrief, Jr., of Atlanta Ga..
the wedding to take place October
I The bride is well known in this
j section. Her father is a native of
, Rutherford county and has been a
. missionary to China for a number
The groom is the son of Dr. A. J.
| Moncrief of Decatur, Ga., and is a
| well known minister and a young
1 man of strong Christian character.
MR. AND MRS. H. B. BRACKETT
GIVEN BIRTHDAY \DINNER
The friends and relatives of Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Brackett gathered
at their home Sunday and gave then 1
a surprise birthday dinner, Mr.
Brackett being 60 years of age and
Mrs. Brackett 58. Those attending
were: Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hicks and
family, of Winston-Salem; Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Walker and family, Mr.
Furman Walker, Mr. Lawrence El
lington, Miss Ruth Ellington, of
Dysartsville, Mrs. A.J.Gibbs and sons
Frank and Ralph, of Old Fort, Mrs.
Julius Condry, Mr. Raymond Con
dry and Miss Cary Condry, of Alex
ander, Mrs. S. R. Brackett who is
85 years of age and Mr. and Mrs.
D. O. Brackett and family of For
est City. A nice dinner was spread
on the lawn and was enjoyed by all.