VOL. XHI— No. 1,
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; an didates for Legislature and
Pledge Themselves to
Bring Relief to
In enthusiastic meeting of the
utherford County Democratic Ex
''tive committee was held Monday
" riing in the Cool Springs high
hoo l building, prior to the address
'. Hon. Josiah W. Bailey. The
e was well attended, precinct chair
,en from a number of the precincts
Hon. 0. K. Coffield, candidate for
.egislature, submitted a platform
,hieh was adopted. His platform fo!-,
0. R. Coffield's Platform.
"I have served two terms in the
egislature, and therefore feel that
ot only do I possess the ability but
[g 0 the experience, and am in posi
on to do something for Rutherford
iounty really worth while.
"For the benefit of the public, 1
ish to say:—
"1. That I strongly oppose any bond
■sues or additional tax burdens.
"2. In order to relieve the property
rom the heavy burdens of taxation
would favor placing schools and
oads under state supervision and
"3. I pledge my full support ';o!
Ny measure that will bring relief,
nd will actively oppose any legisla
ion that might add to the burdens of
1 "4. I will represent all of the peo- J
Ie of Rutherford County, ajnd
aidless of party will appreciate an
xpression from the people of their
iews on all matters pertaining to
ounty and state affairs.
"On this platform I ask the voters 1
0 elect me to the Legislature, and
0 support me in accomplishing wh?.t
s necessary for the good of all."
The Democratic candidates for
"ounty Commissioners, Messrs. A. W.
>eek, George H. Blantoh and J. P.
'ones, submitted their platform, and
iledged themselves, if elected, to see:
hat the platform was observed, and
:arried out in every particular. The
'latform committee and the County
sxecutive committee accepted the
ilatform unanimously. The plat
As Democratic candidates for
County Commissioners of Ruther
eiford County, we feel the great
responsibility that will ypcf ->-n our j
shoulders, if elected. We pledge our-1
selves, if elected:—
kt. To stick to the principles of J
1 tinocracy, and so far as it is with- j
• n 1 a power and ability to function
m otiice ior the benefit of the peo
fllo extending special privileges to
no particular class.
-nd. i.o maintain a system of
°id. To reduce taxes on property
Muickly as it is possible to do so.
To work for the growth and
Pogress of our county.
To accomplish our purpose
imite the full cooperation of
e! > citizen of Rutherford County.
ri . S - T - Padgett, of Forest
rS " Young, °f For-
C'o were nominated for
' u ntj \i ce chairmen of the Demo
atl? Executive committee.
co V ?hort talk Mr ' S - p - Dunagan,
n y chairman, stated that interest
s the greatest he has ever
the r- ''\ e count y this stage of
e? ' f c^ m P ai gn. He predicted the larg
p.. / n " CT atic vote in November
li 'l' ' n eounty
cLean, of Tryon, can
«em 1 ;ne S^e senate, was pre
yed by Mr. Dunagan.
Z * °- Jenk ins, of Cliffside,
Urinvi ' ' 1 at form Committee,
'"stead of drafting a
, iauorm the committee had
■ - r + ? Vi . c 0 ac '°P r and support the
' V . nt 0n ' 1? as drafted at the Ra
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—'|ONE OP THE TEN BEST t.- a DEPARTMENT C
THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPEN
' By GENE BYRNES
['*>* Cartoon Co.. N. Y. "
FUNERAL HELD FOR
Victim of Bullet from Ambush
Laid to Rest in Golden Val
Bostic, R-3, Oct. s.—Funeral ser
vices were held at Golden Valley
Methodist church Thursday
noon at two o'clock for the iate Mr.
Harvey M. Prope!s, who was shot
and killed in his cotton field Tues
day afternoon. Rev. Joe Melton of
ficated, assisted by Rev. Hubert Ran
dall, of South Mountain, and Rev.
Byers of this section. Mr. Props.?
was G2 years old and had been a
member of the Golden Methodist
church for a long time. The deceased
is survived by his widow, Mrs. H. M.
Propes, three children, Miss Eva
Propes, Mr. Propes, at home,
and Mrs. Claude Melton, of Spindale
also three grandchildren, Leonard
Propes, Thelma Sue and Ray Mel
ton. Two brothers survive. Messrs J.
Propes, of Leeburg, Fla., and Bill
Propes, o'f Whitmire, S. C., and one
sister of Bessemer City, also many
nephews and nieces, friends and rela
There were many flowers sent as
tokens of love and sympathy for the
bereaved. They were carried by the
nieces, and the nephews were the
Those visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Dan Melton Sunday were
as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Beatty and little daughter, Mr. Thom
as McCurry and family, Messrs Fred
Melton, Charles Self and Clyde
Mrs. Julius Hensley and baby,
Jewell, iof are spending
this week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Houser.
Mr. Guy Melton is very ill, we
are sorry to note.
The first meeting of the Woman's
Club, of Forest City will be held on
Thursday, October 9th, at 3:30 in
the home of Mrs. G. P. Reid. The
jcint hostesses with Mrs. Reld will
be Mesdames C. E. Alcock, Arval
Alcock, W. A. Ayers, F. F. Black,
R. R. Blanton and Misses Agnes and
Chairman—Mrs. Arthur McDaniel. j
Subject—Community spirit and i
fall planting. !
Solo—Trees—Hahn, Mrs. Ernest
Piano Duet—Glow Worm De
• Laney; Mesdames I. J. Edelstein, J.'
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOR EST CITY AND RUTHERFORD~COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 1930.
At Baptist Church
A series of revival services open
ed at the First Baptist church Sun
day. Dr. J. H. Haymore, evangelist
of Georgia, is in charge of the ser
vices. Mr. Q. L. Frye, of Atlanta,
Ga., is leading the singing.
Attendance at the services are
good. Many people from other points
in the county are attending daily.
The services will continue until
Books Now Open
The registration books for the
general election to be held Tuesday,
November 4, opened Saturday, and
will be kept open through October
25. All new voters and those moving
in who are eligible to vote, are urged
to register, and also to vote on
FRESHMAN MUSIC CLUB
MET SATURDAY MORNING
The first meeting of the grammar
school music club was held Saturday
morning at the home of Dorothy
Turner. Ethel Young, president of
the club, presided. An interesting
program was given, after which
games were played. Candy and fruits
were served to the following mem
bers: Marguerite Bodie, Martha
Green, Lillian Harris, Eugenia Har
rill, Roger Cole, Vera Beachboard,
Frances Courtney, Mildred Mcßrav
er and Miss Ratherine Goggans,
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Ethel Young on the first
Saturday in November.
CIRCLE TWO, METHODIST
MISSIONARY SOCIETY MEETS
Circle No. 2 of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society of the Methodist
church met Monday afternoon at the
'home of Mrs. J. F. Alexander. Fif
teen members and four visitors were
present. Social service w T as reported
as follows, 25 visits, 8 trays, flowers
sent 10 times, and $17.50 given to
charity. Fine reports were made
from work that has been accomplish
ed and committees were appointed
, for future work. A bazaar was dis
i cussed and it was moved and carried
that w r e hold one 21st of Novem-
I ber, at which time hand made gar
; ments, embroidered articles, pies,
! cakes, candies and jellies will bo
j At the close of the business ses
sion a most interesting and helpful
program was rendered. At the con
t elusion of the program the hostesses
seived delicious ice cream, cake and
- AT CLIFFSIDE
Former Governor Will Present
Issues of Campaign Mon
day Evening in Address.
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Ex-Governor Cameron Morrison,
of Charlotte, will be at Cliffside next
Monday night, and will address the
voters on the issues of the political
campaign. Mr. Morrison will begin
his address at 7:45 Monday evening.
Governor Morrison, admittedly \
candidate for the United States sen
ate ill 1932, is one of the ablest
speakers in North Carolina. * It will
be a rare treat to the voters of Ruth
erford county to hear this great ad
dress by a great speaker.
Every voter in Rutherford coun
ty, regardless of party affiliation, is
urged to hear this speaker. Don't fail
to come out and hear the issues of
the campaign plainly presented by
an able speakers.
TWO MEN JAILED
IN PROPES DEATH
James and Clifford Herring
Will be Given Hearing
Friday Morning in Am
Rutherfordton, Oct. 8. —James
Herding, 25, of the South Mountain
section* who surrendered to Sheriff
W. C. Hardin at noon Thursday
after iiie learned he was being
soughtpn a warrant charging him
with tfyp murder of Harvey Propts,
farmer and former of
ficer, vjjll be given a preliminary
hearing Friday morning before
County W. J. Mode here.
HerrJjg said he had b v een
county,*fend Came here and surren
dered as soon as he learned iie
was being sought. His brother, Clif
ford Herring, was already being held
in jail in connection with the shoot
Propes, said to have long been ac
tive in reporting violations of the
prohibition law 7 , was shot from am
bush Tuesday, September 30, while
he was at w r ork in his cotton field.
His son, with him at the time,
the shot came from a creek ban 1 :.
Officers sought the Herring broth
ers when they learned that Propes
had recently aided in cutting down a
still on their property.
Herring is being held without bond
pending the hearing. His brother,
Clifford, 27, is also being held on a
charge of being an accessory befoi*e
Sheriff Hardin spent most of Wed
nesday and Thursday in the South
Mountain section investigating the
case. He announced Thursday after
noon that he had uncovered consid
erable evidence. He declined, how
ever, tc disclose the nature of the
evidence until the trial.
Harvey Propes, well-known farm
er and former rural policeman, was
shot and killed Tuesday afternoon,
September 30, from ambush. He was
shot with a .32 steel jacket bullet,
fired from a high-powered rifle. Both
the cartridge and rifle have since
been found, and will probably plav
an important part in the evidence
to be given Friday.
When officers went to the home
of James Herring on the night af
ter the shooting they did not find
him, but found fifteen bushels of
meal, 500 pounds of sugar and a
quantity of jugs, bottles and other
The Herring brothers were said
to have been seen driving near
where Propes was killed just before
he was shot.
Communion services will be held
at the Forest City Presbyterian
church, at eleven o'clock, and will be
conducted by the acting pastor, Rev.
Wm. C. Rourk. All members are
urged to attend. Members of other
denominations are cordially invited
A FINE BOY.
Born, to Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Ver
ner, on Thursday, October 2, a fine
Josiah W. Bailey
Flays G. 0. P. Rule
Spoke Here Monday Evening—Makes Spirited
Attack on Tariff and "Hoover Prosperity"
and Outlines Causes of Republi
New Names Being Added
Every Day at a Rapid Rate
—Many Take Advant
age of Special Offer.
The Forest City Courier's list, al
ready one of the largest in the
county, continues to grow daily.
During the past week 84 new
names have been added to the list.
Those subscribing for The Courier
since last Wednesday follows:
Howard McDonald.. Wake Forest
Miss Ruby Moore, Banners Elk, N.
W. E. Moore, Forest City
Mrs. John Poole, Forest City
E. N. Washburn Bostic
T. E. Morrow ___ Campobello, S. C.
Ed Thompson - - Forest City, R-3
T. C. Barber Mt. Airy
Howard Daniel Forest City
J. M. Jenkins Forest City
J. M. Robbins Forest City
W. S. Daves, Mooresboro, R-2
Odell Harrill Spindale
G. R. Early Forest City
C. B. Harris Ellenboro, R-2
Oscar Padgett Ellenboro, R-2
A. Hardin - Rutherfordton
A. A.-. Trout, Forest Cky..R^i
virecn _ - Forest City, R-l
L. S. McDaniel Forest City
M. T. Wilkie - Rutherfordton
Mrs. E.„W. Wilkie Rutherfordton, R-l
Robert L. Leckie * Bostic
J. H. Bur well Rutherfordton
Dr. J. F. Hunt Spindale
Bryan Waldrop Rutherfordton
P. C. Rollins Rutherfordton
Mrs. M. D. Justice Rutherfordton
C. B. Justice Rutherfordton
C. Lee Biggerstaff Rutherfordton
Randolph Anderson,.. Rutherfordton
Gulmer Hines — T Rutherfordton
I. P. Hines Gilkey
Owen Stamey Rutherfordtor
Hayse Earley ~~ Rutherfordton, R-S
Fred Mcßrayer Rutherfordton
G. W. Davis Uree, RFD
R. R. James - Spindale
Robert James Cliffside
W. O. Geer, Rutherfordton
Mrs. Jennie Scruggs, Ellenboro, R-2
A. M. Kanipe - Cliffside
S. C.' Freeman - Bostic, R-l
T. R. Freeman Bostic, R-l
J. L. Griffin - Forest City
S. B. Henson Forest City, R-2
Dr. C. H. Verner Fof est City
S. L. Wood Forest City
Wyman E. Wood . T A ake Forest
W. C. Lattimore . - Forest City
J. W. Davis Forest City
S. R. Suber Forest City
W. L. Brown - Forest City
C.' C. Moore - Forest Citvj
L. B. Moore ... Forest City,
Howard Harrill Ellenboro, R-l
Nelle Searcy Forest City
Reid Parks Forest City
Spurgeon Moss Forest City!
J. C. Johnson Forest City j
Zeb McKinney Forest City j
Mrs. Geo. D. Clemmer, Birmingham, j
Addie Hutchins Forest City j
E. E. Walker Forest City j
Woodrow Matheny, Tuscaloosa, Ala. j
John L. Scruggs Cliffside j
Jack Blanton Cliffside;
Russell Morgan Spindale j
C. C. Blanton Cliffside |
M. C. Phillips Forest City'
Tom Brady Forest City,
M. A. Higgins Bostic, R-l \
Guy Brown Bostic, R-'J
Chas. C. Erwin Forest City :
W. R. Curtis Forest City !
Charles F. Harrill Forest City j
W. R. Harrill Forest City,
Margaret Haynes Raleigh, N. C. •
Edna H. Love Durham, N. C. j
Hazel Haynes, Durham, N. C. j
Virginia Mae Love Chapel Kill
D. M. Stahl Forest City |
C. M. Bostic, R-2;
W. J. Haile, Jr., Columbia. S. C.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
"The Democratic party enters the
1930 campaign united and determin
ed, with the fires burning more
brightly than in twenty years, pledg
ed to redeem the lost districts of this
commonwealth and bring America
into the fold of Democracy," declar
ed Hon. Josiah W. Bailey, speaking
to £,OOO or more people Monday
night in the Cool Springs High
school building here. "The hour of
Democracy has arrived in American
and this campaign will pave the way
for a general house cleaning from
the county officers to president in
1932," said the speaker.
Mr. Bailey flayed "Hover Prosperi
ty" and general conditions prevail
ing throughout the country, and
pointed out the causes bringing a
bout such conditions.
The speaker opened his address
with reminiscences of his first visit
to Rutherford county, in 1896, when,
under the tutelage of the late Rev.
C. B. Justice, he preached in the
First Baptist church of Rutherford
ton. He next took occasion to thank
every Rutherford county voter who
supported him in the recent primary,
and to those who did not support
him he pointed out that he respect
ed their judgment and the privilege
cf voting for whom -they pleased,
and held no ill will toward them.
Party United and Determined.
June Miv Bailey hj&s been
' going"tK& jtfato and
has spoke from Atlantic, N. C., to
the Tennessee line, and from the Vir
ginia border to South Carolina.
: "During this time," he said, "I have
observed closely the political situa-.
tion in the various counties, and am
! frank to say that the Democratic
! party cones into this campaign unit-
Jed r~J determined, with the fires
! burning more brightly than in twenty
! yelars." He said Republicans were
just a little harder to find this year
than usual. In June 321,000 Demo
cratic voters cast their vote for the
| two candidates for United States
senate, while only 41,000 were will
ing to be counted as Republicans,
and cast their vote for the Republi
can candidates for United States sen.
Mr. Bailey next attacked the Hoo
; ver administration, and the promises
|of the Republican party. "The way
1 to stampede a whole regiment of Re
' publicans is to merely walk up an' 1
I shout 'Hoover.'"
G. O. P. a Failure.
"After nine and one-half years of
undisputed power, at the highest
, time in the history of the nation.
! and the United States recognized a:,
jthe greatest among the nations and
j the financial capital of the world,
j the Republicans have had the oppor
tunity to demonstrate the policies of
| the party," said Mr. Bailey, "but at
; this time the country is in the worst
condition and in the worst hands ir.
two generations." During this nine
year period there has been 4,150
bank failures and 197,000 merchants
have gone bankrupt, entailing a loss
of four and one half billion dollars;
four million men and women are
without employment; but willing
and begging for work to clothe and
feed their destitute children. Forty
million farmers who planted in the
rains of spring and labored in the
heat of the summer will not reap
the cost of their crops, declared Mr.
Mr. Bailey said the Republican
party was now disclaiming any res
ponsibility for the business depres
sion so prevalent, but pointed out
that for forty years that party has
always made prosperity its corner
stone plea, and has claimed the res
ponsibility for any pror-perous con
ditions occurring while they were n
power. "An extra crop of 'simmons
on the simmon tree, or an abundance
of rabbits in Chatham county is oc
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