VOL. XII—No. 3.
FOREST CITY GETS NEW MTIONAL BANK
Armistice Day Celebration To Be Big Af fair j
Program Will Last Through
out Day—Dinner Will Be
Served To All Ex-
At a meeting held Friday evening
of t he various committees selected or
appointed by the organizations and
clubs of the city, a tentative pro
gram for Armistice Day was outlin
ed. The Friday evening's meeting
was held in the city hall, and was at
tended by a number interested in the
November 11th celebration to be held
Th program as outlined by the
committee Friday evening follows:
9:30 to 10:30 Band concert.
9:30 to 10:30 Registration of ex
11:00 to 12:00 Street parade.
12:00 to 1:00 p. m. Public speak
1:00 to 2:00 Lunch for ex-service
2:00 to 3:00 Football game.
3:00 to 6:00 Stunts and Athletic
8:00 Street dance.
Fifty dollars in prizes will be of
fered for the best floats in the pa
A total of twenty-five dollars will
be offered as prizes in the athletic
events in the afternoon. A list of
prizes to be offered for the various
events will be announced later.
One committee is at present busy
in efforts to secure a speaker for the
The luncheon, which will be serv
ed from one to two o'clock, will be
for ex-serviee men only. Every ex
service man in the county is invit
ed to be present for the luncheon
It has been decided by the ladies in
charge of serving the luncheon that
only ex-service men wiTi be fed. Last
year wives and members of the sol
dier s immediate family were given
an invitation to attend the lunch, but
due to anticipated difficulty in secur
ing food, only soldiers will be in
vited to luncheon this year.
The above program is only a ten
tative outline, and is subject to
change. A meeting of the committees
sponsoring the celebration will be
held next Friday evening and each
Friday evening thereafter, until
•Armistice day, at the city hall.
GETS PAROLE BY
C. Hilton, Rutherford Man,)
e warded by Governor I
Work in Escape. J
Kaleigh, Oct. 17. E. C„ Hilton,-
utherford county, trusty, cred-!
b Ulth halting a wholesale jail 1
p, a at state prison camp near
da, r°' lece * ved his freedom Fri
y r °m Gov. O. Max Gardner. !
ein °v Gardner paroled Hilton a- !
6 vith 16 other prisoners. j
n paroling Hilton, Governor
hibiteT pr * soner "ex- |
and " 8 1 aie exam Pl e °f courage"
dev»behalf °f law and or
bor' "° n disc overed the Rox- j
vid, r son break after 13 c ° n " i
thev Crawled through a hole \
a n d th SaW6d in the cell block I
Th e 6 fourteenth was escaping, j
m an baited the fourteenth
ve »t oL; ou ; ded an aiarm to p"-1
total f - h m £ ettin g away. A !
at the ' 1 * soners were quartered '
Am Camp '
GoveiCf Par ° led today by
tion of a 1 ° n recommenda
coun^oi .' Gr aham, executive
" sel > included:
'y UY- eit Moore ' assault with dead "
n"' Rutherford county in
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OFTHE TENBEST PLANNEDAND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES i N THE U. U. 8. DKPARTMENf^GM^^iF^^--
PyBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND =j ERFORD COUNTY
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The foresight of Mayor V. T.
Davis in organizing the reception to
foreign visitors resulted in much
favorable, publicity for progressive
MARKS GRAVE OF
Handsome Marker Placed at
Grave of Revolutionary War
Officer in Brittain
A government monument was plac
ed Saturday in Brittain Presbyter
ian cemetery, at the grave of Lieu
tenant Thomas McCullough, a Revo
lutionary war officer, by Mr. Clar
Lieutenant Tfoos. McCullouch was
a member of Col. William Camp
bell's command of Virginia Riflemen,
and was fatally wounded at the bat
tle of Kings Mountain on October 7,
1780. He. was carried from the b.at
! tie field by his men, and accompan
ied the victorious army on their
march from Kings Mountain to camp
near Gilberttown, where he died on
Oct. 12, 1780, and was interrned in
Brittain cemetery. For 150 years his
grave has been marked by a rough
stone, about N eight inches tall, on
which his name and command were
crudely carved. This stone was put
at his grave by Mr. William ("Uncle
| Billy") Watson, a Revolutionary
J patriot, who is buried nearby.
The handsome Government mark
;er, of the finest Vermont granite,
I bears the name and rank of the sol
dier, and his regiment, :and under
i neath the wording "Revolutionary
I Soldier." All lettering is in relief,
superimposed over a large shield.
To date, Mr. Griffin has made ap
plication for over five hundred gov
ernment markers which will be plac
ed at graves of soldiers in Ruther
ford county; the majority of them
being applications for markers for
graves of Confederate veterans.
Many of these monuments have al
ready arrived, and are being pl&oed
r in cemeteries over Rutherford coun
ty by the consignees. Under a re- ■
cnt .act of Congrss the War De
partment is now authorized to furn- j
ish government monuments for
graves of Confederate veterans, as |
well as for graves of soldiers of any '
NATIONAL HOOK-UP OF
LEGION PROGRAM FRIDAY ,
All ex-service men are urged to ;
tune-in Friday evening from 9:00
to 9:30 o'clock and get the Ameri
• • I
can Legion program over radio. This
program will be broadcast over a.
national-hookup of the 'Columbia
Broadcasting chain, and Commander,
Johnson, of Mooresville, N. C., will }
Born, Tuesday, to Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence P. ParJts, a fine seven and
cne-half pound son.
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, fHURSDAY, 0 3 1930.
HON. CLYDE HOEY
TO SPEAK OCT. 31
Will Close Democratic Cam
paign at Cool Springs High
School Building Here.
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby,
North Carolina's "silver-tongued ora
tor", will speak at the Cool Springs
high school building here on Friday
evening, October 31, at 7:30 o'clock.
This will mark the close of the
Democratic campaign in Rutherford
Mr. Hoey's ability as a speaker
and orator are too well known in
Rutherford county to require com
ment. He will examine the issues of
the approaching campaign and pre
sent them in a logical, forceful man
ner. All voters in Rutherford county
have a cordial invitation to hear Mr,
Hoey on Friday evening, October 31.
Dr. W. P. Hall, Jf*., Claimed
By Death Monday Afternoon
Friends Meet Here
An unusual incident connect
ed with the visit of the Interna
tional Road Congress delegates
here last Thursday was related
by Dr. John $, Wood, veteran
Presbyterian minister of this
city. While viewing tl*e delega
tion as a spectator Dr. Wood
noticed a familiar face among
those assembled. After elbowing
his way through the throng, Dr.
Wood was greatly surprised to
find confronting him a former
neighbor in the British Isles.
The delegate was from Wake
field, England, a town ten miles
distant from Dr. Wood's old
home at Barnsley, Yorkshire
county, England. Before emigrat
ing to the United States Dr.
Wood resided at Barnsley, and
he and the visitor here Thurs
day were close friends.
County Chairman S. P. Duna
gan Announces Schedule of
Stover P. Dunagan, Chairman
Democratic Executive Committee
for Rutherford County announces;
speaking engagements and Democra
tic rallies in Rutherford (county as
October 22nd, Ellenboro, N. C.—
Speakers, Zebulon Weaver and Fe
October 23rd, Harris school build
ing—Speaker, Zebulon Weaver.
October 24th, Caroleen, N. C.—
Speaker to be supplied.
October- 25th, Gilkey, N. C— -
Speaker?, J- W. Pless and C. O.
October 27th, Hollis, N. C.~
Speakers, J. W. Pless and C. O.
October 27th, Mt. Vernon, N. C.—-
Speaker to be supplied.
October 28th, Bostic, N. C.—
Speaker to be supplied.
October 28th, Henrietta, N. C.—
Speaker to be supplied.
October 29th, Avondale, N. C. —
Speaker to be supplied.
October 29th, Union Mills, N. C.
—Speaker to be supplied.
October 31st, Forest City, N. C.—
The time of all engagements wilt
be at 7:30 p. m.
INSTRUMENTAL Ifl GETTING BANK
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Mr. G. B. Harrill, who has labored
long and faithfully in getting
the bew National Bank.
Prolninent Druggist Succumbs
t& Brief Illness—Funeral
J Held Wednesday.
William Paxton Hall, Jr., aged
Forest City's leading busi
ness men, died at Iris hoine here MOTD
day afternoon at five o'clock, after
an illness of three months. He had
been confined to his home only a
short time, and his death came as
a shock to the entire town, where
he was well-known and loved. For
more than a week his many friends
had realized that he was seriously
ill, but no one anticipated the sud
den passing, which has cast a pail
of gloom over the city.
Mr. Hall came to Forest City in
, June, 1921, from Shelby, and en
gaged in the drug business. At the
time of his death he was associated
in business here with J. S. Rudisill,
under the firm name of Hall-Rudisiil i
Mr. Hall is survived by his widow,
who prior to her marriage was Miss
Winfred Whitaker, of West Virginia.
One son, Stanley Hall, of University j
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, sur- j
vives, also three sisters and two j
brothers, Mrs. J. Burton Nowlin, of
Lynchburg, Va., Mrs. Morris S. Eag
le, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. C. S. Hooper,
Fredericksburg, Va.; Dr. Charles E.
Hall, Lynchburg, Va., and Thomas J
B. Hall, Buckingham, Va.
Mr. Hall was a member of the i
Presbyterian church, was an official
of the Hexall Drug organization;
official in the Rutherford County
Druggists Association, member of 1
the Masonic lodge; Knight Templar 5
and the Shrine.
Funeral Service. '*
Funeral services for Mr. Hall
were held Wednesday morning at
I ten from the First Baptist 1
church. Due to the small seating -
capacity of the Presbyterian church,
the services were held at the Bap
tist church. Rev. George R. Gilles
pie, a former minister of the Pres
byterian church here, now of Gas
tonia, had charge of the service, as
sisted by Dr. W-. A. Ayers, pastor of
the First Baptist church; Rev. M.
F. Moores, pastor of the Methodist
church; and Rev. W. C. Rourke.
The large church auditorium was
filled with sorrowing friends and
relatives. The casket was covered
with many wreaths of flowers con
tributed by dozens of his friends In
Forest City and elsewhere.
Each minister spoke of the splen
did life of the deceased, his activi
ties in church work and his interest
in the city, county and his home.
Mr. A. M. Glickman gave a violin
solo "Going Home." Mrs. Arval Al
cock accompanied him at the organ.
! APPLICATION FOR
Prospective Stockholders to Meet Today to Com
plete Plans—Capital Stock, $50,000;
Surplus, $5,000 —Will Open in
About Three Weeks.
Many Added to Church During
Two Weeks Service—Hun
dreds Re-dedicate Lives
Large numbers have been added
to the church under the powerful
preaching of Dr. J. M. Haymore, of
Atlanta, Ga., who Sunday night will
bring to a close a twenty»-one day
evangelistic meeting which he has
been conducting at the First Baptist
church here. More than thirty have
been converted, a great many have
joined the church, while hundreds
have re-dfdicated themselves as
Christians during the meeting.
While all the services of this
meeting are good the service last
Sunday was unusually so. At the
Sunday school hour, after the re
ports had been made out, all the
classes assembled in the auditorium
to hear Dr. Haymore. When the in
vitation was extended at the clpjgg
talk between thirty and forty
young people stepped out saying that
they wanted to be on the Lord's side.
These young people were not asked
to join the church but were asked to
step out if they wanted to live bet
ter lives and wanted to be on the
side of the Lord. After the pastor,
Dr. A. W,. Ayers, had talked to them
and their parents and it was found
that they were earnest in their de
sire to be Christians, they were giv
en an opportunity to join the church
at the close of the preaching service.
An unusual and a most touching fea
ture of the acceptance of these young
j people unto the church was that
j their mothers were asked to make
' the motion that they be received.
i The meeting will come to a close
with the service next Sunday night.
Everyone, regardless of denomina
tion, is cordially invited and urged to
attend the remaining services of
this meeting, at both the morning
and night, service.
Misses Mayme Martin, Sara Moss,
Margaret Young, Winnie and Mary
J Davis will attend the Carolina-Tenn.
j essee football game, Saturday in
I Knoxville, Tenn.
An anthem "Some Morning, O Some
Morning," was rendered by the choir, I
and Miss Emily Camp gave a vocal!
solo "The Old Rugged Cross."
At the conclusion of the service'
at the church the body was taken to
Cool Springs cemetery for interment.
The local Masonic lodge members
had charge of the interment service.
Registration books will close
Saturday night. All Democratic
voters, who have not previously
registered to vote in the primary
or general election are urged to
register in order that they may
vote November 4. This will be
the last chance. If you register
ed to vote in the primary, and
have not removed from the pre
cinct or township it will not be
necessary to register again. If
any member of your family has
not registered, please see to it
that they register at once, and
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
The application to organize the
.First National Bank of Forest City
has been approved by the Comptrol
ler of Currency at Washington, D.
G., and charter will be granted for
the opening of the new bank in this
city at an early date. The new Na
tional Bank will have capital of
$50,000; surplus, $5,000.
A meeting of prospective stock
holders in the new bank will be held
in the offices of the Industrial Bank,
this city, at 4 o'clock p. m., Thurs
day, October, 23, (today) at which
time the preliminary details of the
opening of the new bank will be
worked out, and organization com
pleted. A large and enthusiastic
meeting is expected, judging from
public sentiment and the insistent
demand that Forest City have a new
local bank. All indications point to
the over subscribing of capital stock
in the new bank.
The First National Bank will be
an entire separate unit from the In
dustrial Bank, toltftough i occupying
the quarters now being used by that
institution. The Industrial will oc
jcupy adequate quarters in the same
; kuiLdiug, in the rear of the bank
The new bank will be a member of
the Federhl Reserve and operate un
' der the national banking department,
assuring the utmost protection and
security. The matter of a new bank
i here has been pending for the past
two months, and was brought about
by the insistent demand that Forest
City have the new institution, pro
mulgated by the business men of
the city and county. •
The lion's share of the work in
securing the new bank goes to Mr.
G. B. Harrill, vice president of the
Industrial Bank, who, sensing the
demand for the institution, and back
ed by the business men, was fore
most in making application for- char
ter and working for the new Nation
al Bank. While organization has not
j been completed, Mr.Harrill will doubt
j less occupy a high position in the
new bank. He has the confidence of
public and is experienced in
every department of the banking
When opened, which is now hop
;ed for about the loth of November,
the new National Bank will be the
only institution of its kind in the
county. Full derails of the organiza
tion meeting, to be held today, will
be given in The Courier next week.
j Cliffside, Oct. 20.—The October
meeting of the Rutherford County
Dental society was held here Tues
day evening, October 14, in the Hay
nes Memorial Building, and was well
A most enjoyable dinner was serv
ed by the ladies.
Dr. J. W. McDaniel read a very
interesting paper on anesthetics.
The following committees were ap
pointed to serve at the First District
Dental Society meeting, which wi'l
be held in Rutherfordton at the Iso
thermal hotel on November 19 and
Entertainment Committee: Drs. F.
R. Wilkins and Matt Mcßrayer.
| Recreation Committee: Dr. R. R.
Arrangements Committee: Drs. J.
W. McDaniel and A. B. Holland.
Clinic Committee: Drs. N. Big
gerstaff, J. F. Whisnant.
Ladies Committee: Drs. J. L. Geer
and H. L. Robinson.