vX""!i!- No - 8 - __
Hod ,e, Jr., Aged Five
ipa ' n Instantly Killed by
22 Rife Shot Saturday.
Knthe rfordton, Xov. 25,-This see
witnessed another tragedy Sat
r „ fcinoon when Claude Hodge,
* shot and instantly
'"" i Z -dunger brothel, Kpain
!i ! J 1 ; five years. They are
?fof -nan! Hodge, prominent
who lives near Rutherford
according to reports, the parents
/the children came to town to do
omc shopping Saturday afternoon,
r i had left the children at home.
;hl „ d e took down a twenty-two
„l ibre rifle, after Ins par
tus left, and was trying to load
It accidentally went off, the bullet
rttring Spain's heart and going
trough his body. Death followed in
bout, five minutes.
Funeral services were held Mon
ay morning at Piedmont - Baptist
lurch, at eleven o'clock. Rev. T. M.
ester was in charge of the funeral
rvices. Interment was in the Pied
The child is survived by his par
its, Mr. and Mrs. Spain Hodge,
so his grandparents, four brothers
id three sisters. Funeral services
Le delayed until Monday to await
Be arrival of the oldest brother,
Ho holds a position in Fort Pierce,
FOR MR. L. SCRUGGS
ied at His Home Near Cliff
side Last Friday—Funeral
Services Were Conduct
iCliffside, Nov. 24.—A death that
me as a shock to his host of
ends was that of Mr. Lorenzo
I'uggs which occurred at his home
ar Prospect church a few miles
ith of Cliffside last Friday. Nov.
Th ■ funeral was held Saturday
erno n at Prospect church where
years Mr. Scruggs had
ved as a deacon. The service was
'ducted by Rev. T. M. Hester of
ndale and Rev. W. M. Gold. Mr.
l 1 was aged 88 years six months
' days. Ho was one of the best
|wn men in this section and loved
IJ'-H who knew him. He was a de-
| tfi ( ' nv ' s tian and lived day by day
I a lite as influenced those who
| e in contact with him. He was
■tat and had a charm of -.-p. ->•
I 1 er, deared him to all. "Unci?
l ze " as he was affectionately call-
J v »l! be sadly missed. He is sur-
l d by his wife, one daughter,
I 111 ,ll! -t ol Cliffside and on?
■ - Ir - hvin Scruggs of Gaffney
■ l ' besides a large num
-1 and relatives.
F ! ' al ' l,ea i'ers were grand-sons
■ he deceased as follows- Mo^rs
Thrift, John Thrift. Tom
1' otis S «'uggs. L. Thrift and
W i ujjgs. ]be flowers were
■ e,: by Elsie Jolley, Flossie
Esma .Jolley. Julia Renfro,
I! elle V' °cie Lee Thrift, Fan
■ lU aml Sadie Thrift.
■ s Meet 'NG FOR MEN ONLY
fc' ss meet ing for men only will
■ a t the Mt Pleasant Baptist
■T next Sunday afternoon,
■ n 'ty "'clock. Rev. J. W.
■ r 1,1 Mt. Pleasant
■ ' Oliver the message. His
| *'H be -Be A Man". The
charge of the local
|'' ' male quartet from
B. church will sing.
''''other, husband and
K . urged to attend
BL ' 1 ' s w iH be one of the
■in J IU ' tUn " s °f its kind ever
' l ii; r °h- A meeting that
1 c ' ; ttombered and a mes
■anv 1 U a ' an 10 a man
" doing some real
I- Remember the
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY —"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IK THE U. S. A." U. OF AGRICULTURE^SURVEY"
TO GIVE COMEDY
Great Army Comedy "Corporal
Eagen" Will Be Presented
Here December 4-5.
"Corporal Eagen" the sensation
al comedy drama of the American
rookie will be staged at the Cool
Springs High school auditorium
! Thursday and Friday nights, De
cember 4 and 5 under the auspice*.
of the Willis Towery Post No. 74,
American Legion. It is a rollicking
comedy of rookie life and is also a
patriotic and spectacular presenta
tion. The scene is laid in the com
pany street of Camp Shove Off, with
an army barracks as background.
Special scenery and costumes are
furnished by the Universal Produc
ing Company whose representative,
Miss Nadine Lockwood is directing
The story of "Corporal Eagen"
revolves around two lead characters,
Red Eagen an Irish American rookie,
R. C. Alexander and his Jewish bud
die, Izzie Goldstein, Capt.» Dave
Glickman. These boys have been in
the army only 30 days. Red Eagen
has a mania for promotion but thru
his antics he and Izzy are put. on
K. P. by the hard boiled top-sergeant
Capt. T. T. Long.
Red has written his girl Sally
O'Neil, Mrs. Spurgeon Moss, that he
is going to be a captain. Sally comes
down to camp to see him in his new I
uniform and arrives just in time to
see Red and Izzy on the potato pile,
peeling potatoes. It is at this time
that the fun begins* Red hides behind
the potato pile to keep Sally from
learning the truth .of his situation.
A spy is poisoning all the potatoes
in camp, the guard, W. L. Brown,
a very hard boiled character sees
Sally in camp and decides she is the
SP& .Red qpd ?y v -have quite .JL_tiD2.e]
trying to save Sally but the guard)
finally captures her and takes her to J
the guard house, Red and Izzy, with ;
knee§ shaking, start out to capture!
the real spy and save Sally. While
on guard duty, Red accidentally cap
tures the spy, becomes a hero and
wins his promotion to Corporal. Hp
then gets to drill the famous awk
ward squad. Tbe show ends with the
signing of the Armistice and Red
gets to marry Sally, while Izzy goes
back to his second hand store in New
The show is a true army story,
with a lot. of comedy and a clever
plot. The willing war worker, Mrs.
D. H. Sutton, is an old maid who
thinks she is trying to help the sol
diers, but who is really looking for
a husband. After making love to all
the other soldiers in camp she de
cides that the Y. M. C. A. worker
is her only chance and she finally
drags him, off to the altar.
McGooley, the guard, played by
W. L. Brown, McGinnis and Kaf—
loozey. rookies played by F. F. Black
and Ernest Roberson and the captain
Dr. R. R. Howes are all true army
types and they, with the awkward
squad give some real army touches
to the play. The top sergeant makes
the first act hilariously funny by the
way he handles the rookies at reville.
Michael Eagen, Red's dad, John Les
ttr Duncan, and Abie Goldstein,
Izzy's poppa, played by Mickey He
witt. come to camp to visit their boys
but spend most of their time making
love to the Red Cross nurses, Mrs.
C. E. Alcock and Mrs. A. C. Duncan.
Corporal Eagen also has many
specialty numbers. The Sailors and
Soldiers chorus, which is composed
of thirty prominent business and
professional men of Forest City add
much to the entertainment when they
sing all the old time army songs.
Thirty of the most popular high
school girls help in singing and make
the show a rounded out production.
The show opens with a patriotic pa
geant in which all the youngsters in
the first three grades are invited to
participate. Attorney C. O. Ridings
will read "My Dream of The Big
Parade" for the pageant.
The big laugh feature of the show
is the awkward squad, which is com
posed of twenty prominent men n
round town, who play the parts of
green rookies. The awkward squad
opens the play with a reville scene,
: which is a big hit. The ministrel is
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFO^BcOUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NQV. 27, 1930 J
AUTO RACES AT
5 Special Thanksgiving Program
, Will be Featured Thursday
3 by Internationally Known
ij Thanksgiving day. will be the
> I scene of a series of the biggest auto
i; mobile races ever staged in the conn
> ty, when a number of nationally
? known drivers will race on the Ruth
. erf or d county fair ground track, near
\ Spindale. The races will begin at
> 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Six
. big events will be offered, including
,> a special match between Bob Sal!,
i champion of New Jersey, and Bruce
5 Thompson, of Indian Trail, N. C.,
,• i champion of North Carolina. A por
tion of the proceeds will go to the
South Mountain Industrial Institute.
A sunrise service will be held at
• the First Baptist church here Thurs
i day morning (this morning) at
. seven o'clock. All are invited to at
a high light with Dr. A. C. Duncar.
' acting as interlocutor, with four
- prominent business men taking the
' j part of end men.
1 Special musical- numbers will be
r i furnished by "Zeke" Moore and his
' Corporal Eagen is something new
> and entirely different in the way of
' amateur plays. It is not only a
■ screaming cohiedy but is patriotic.
■ i sentimental, thrilling and spectacu
. ! lar as well.
j Committees have been chosen and
1 ! are all cooperating to make this the
' | biggest community entertainment
I that has ever been in Forest City.
Cast, W. L. Brown and Bulo Grant. !
; Ticket Chairman, S. Moss.
! Pageant Committee, Mrs. F. R. Wil
Adv. Distributing, W. W. Rich
Property Committee, F. C. Dorsey.
I Poster Committee, Miss Barnes.
. Advertising committee, Mrs. C. 0.
Costume committee, Bob Rollins.
"Corporal Eagen" promises to give
you an evening of fun; one you
; ; cannot afford to miss. Tickets may be
' j obtained from any one interested in
I the American Legion. Reserved sea+sj
will go on sale Wednesday morning, j
■ December 3rd, at the People's Drug
" Store at 8:00 a. m. Be sure and
get your early. No extra
1 charge for reservations. A complete
• list of cast appears elsewhere in this
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FUNERAL HELD FOR
MRS. W. F. WOOTEN
Former Resident of Golden
Valley Dies in Greensboro
—Funeral at' First
[ ■ , Broad.
I Z — - -
( Bostic, R-3, Nov. 24.—Funeral
services were held in The First
j Broad Baptist church on Saturday
j afternoon for Mrs. Delia Wooten, of
! Greensboro, who died in the sani
toriunv hospital on Friday night,
following a long illness of about
She was formerly Miss Delia Hunt
I of this community. She is survived by
her husband, W. F. Wooten and one
son, Clyde, of Greensboro, also one
brother, Mr. Jennings Hunt, of Boil
ing Springs. She was thirty-seven
years old and will be greatly . miss-
I The pall bearers were Messrs
j Spencer Gamble, Fay Gamble, Au
i die Jones, Romie • Houser, Mat For
| tune and Bela Jones. The flower girls
j were Mrs. Mary Sue Rollins and
I Macy Fortune, Misses Melonia, Vio-
Ila and Louise Gamble and Kittie
There was a large crowd attended
the funeral service.
Rev. B. P. Parks, of Spindale, was
in charge of the funeral services.
* -> w
Mr. W. F. Wooten and his son,
Clyde, spent Saturdaynight with
j his uncle, Mr. Zeno Gamble.
Mr. and Mrs. Creed Fortune were
the dinner guests on Sunday of Mr.
and Mrs. Letcher Rollins.
Airs. S. D. Gamble is spending
this week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Smith Waters, of Sandy
Mrs. Tex Gamble visited her daugh
ter Mrs. Macy Fortune on Sunday
Misses Melonia and Viola Gamble j
spent Friday night with their sister j
Mrs. Gather Harris, of Forest City.
Mrs. Zennie Melton and daughter I
Minnie Lee, spent Thursday night
with her brother, Mr. E. H. Hunt.
Mr. Roosevelt Hunt accompanied I
by Mr. Durham Brackett motored to
Boone on Friday.
MARIONETTE SHOW AT
Bostic, Nov. 25.—Clem Hackney
will give an entertainment, here in
the school auditorium Monday even
ing, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Th. 1
entertainment will consist of a mar
ionette performance, ventraloquism
and magic stunts. The proceeds from
the entertainment will go to the
Georgia Ir|dustJrial Horn® and the
Organization Meeting Will Be
Held December 2—To
Make Plans For
A meeting will be held on Tues
day night, December 2nd, at 7:30
in the City Hall, at which time plans
will be made to re-organize the Fam
ily Welfare Association, of Forest
City. Letters have been sent out to
each lodge, civic club, Kiwanis club
other organizations in town in- J
viting them to send a representa
tive from their respective orders,
clubs and churches, to be present at
this time. We all know that winter is
right at hand and due to unemploy
ment and other conditions, over which
so many have no control, there will
be many calls for aid during the win
ter months. The idea of this meeting
is to get together, elect officers for
this Welfare association, then put
on a drive for money, clothes ) pro
visions such as canned goods, both
kinds of potatoes and fuel, either
coal or wood. In having a central of
fice or a worker to investigate and
distribute these commodities where
deserved and needed it will do away
with the soliciting that done most
every day on our main street and
places of business. If the business
men of our city will co-operate in
this movement as they have always
done before, they will find it quite
a relief as well as a benefit to them
selves to be able to have a worker
in our town to whom those asking
for aid can go to for what they need.
It is the duty of the worker or work
ers to personally investigate each
case reported as. we~alL.k«*>w there
are always frauds . going around
living off of others when they should
be at work. When a person comes
to your door asking for something
to eat you haven't the heart to turn
one away, but by having this Welfare
association you can with all free
dom recommend them to this organi
zation, when if deserving, they will
be taken care of for the time. We
also want to impress on every one
that this fund and other provision-;
will be used only for people who
live in our own town and no help
will be given to outsiders who may
be passing through Forest City ami
become stranded. That kind of people
or give them work should be refer
ed to the County Welfare Association.
Every business man in our town
knows that some day he or she have
as many as four or five asking them
for aid, and if they respond every
time, it means quite a lot in a month's
time, so please be present at this
meeting and help to arrange for this
work to be done through the Family
Welfare Association. Tuesday night
i December 2nd, at 7:30 p m, at the
i City Hall.
; SPINDALE PRESBYTERIAN
Spindale, Nov. 24. —Rev. I. S
McElroy, of Rutherfordton, wi'.i
preach at the Spindale Presbyter
ian church Sunday morning at
eleven o'clock. This church has been
without a pastor since June, but
beginning Sunday services will be
held each Sunday morning at eleven
B. Y. P. U. RALLY.
The Fourth District B. Y. P. U. of
Sandy Run Association will have a
district rally, Sunday, November 30,
at 2:30 p. m.. meeting with Flor
ence Baptist church at Forest City
Every B Y. P. U. in this district is
urged to bring their unions and at
tend. A real worth while program
will be given. Let's have every
church in the district represented. So
come with your unions.
A FINE GIRL.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle Elliott are
rejoicing over the arrival of a nine
pound dauerhtex*, Ada Suzanne, b f >rn
Fr.'dav. November 21.
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SI.OO Per Year in Advance
DRIVE TO OPEN
Drive Will be Sponsored by
Woman's Club—Large Por
tion of Money to Re
Plans have been made to begin
the sale of Christmas seals here on
FViday, November 28. drive
will be conducted by the local Wo
man s Club this year, and seventy
five percent of this money will be
kept in this community to provide
milk and other nourishment for the
undernourished children in the Cool
Springs schools, and in the city. The
remainder of the money derived
from the sale of seals will be turn
ed over to the general state treasur
er to assist in the fight against tu
Committees have been appointed
to sell the seals, and when these la
dies call to sell seals all in Forest
City are urged to buy as liberally as
possible, remembering the worthy
cause for which it is used.
Spindale, Nov. 2^. —Mr. George
F. Green, night policeman, is ill at
his home here. He was taken ill last
Thursday night, and has been con
fined to his room since that time.
I His many friends hope for his speedy
MRS. T. C. JARRET
Weil-Known Avondale Wo
man Claimed by Death—
Funeral Held Tuesday
at Piedmont Church.
Avondale, Nov. 24 —Mrs. T. C.
Jarret, a~cd 71, d!od at the home
of her daughter here Monday morn
ing; at three o'clock. Mrs. Jarret had
been ill for several weeks with heart
trouble. She made her home with
her daughter, Mrs. Clemmie Blan
ton, of this place.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at two o'clock, at her
old home church, Piedmont Bapiist
i church, near Chesnee, S. C. Inter
ment was in the church cemetery.
The set vices were in charge of
J Rev. S. E. Welchel, Dr. Zeno Wall.
, Rev. D. J. Hunt, and Rev. W.
! Tate. A quartet from the First Bap
; tist church of Shelby was present,
j Mrs. Jarret is survived by the
following children: Dr. B. M. Jarret
| and E. B. Jarret of Shelby; Mr:--,
i Gray Freeman, of Lexington; Mrs.
I M. O. Proctor, of Cliflfside; Dr. E.
JC. Jarret, of Charlotte; Miss Lucille
Jarret, of Cliffside. a;*l Mrs. Clem-
I mie Blanton, of Avondale. Her hus
| band preceded her to the grave sev
eral years ago.
Mrs. Jarret has for many years
made her home hen and has a hos
l of friends who will learn of h.*r
passing with genuine regret.
Mrs. Jarret was a member of
Haynes Memorial Baptist church.
Flower bearers were Mesdames
C. H. Wilson, C. G. Hamrick, C. C.
Dobbins, Elam Hawkins, G. P. Mar
tin, L. G. Hamrick. J. T. Womick.
Crate Blanton. Pail bearers were
Messrs. L. G. Hamrick, G. O. Wall,
A. B. Lancaster, Roy Corn, Russell
Freeman and Hatcher Melton.
Knights of Pythias To
Hold District Meeting
A district meeting of the Knights
of Pythias lodges will be held with
the Forest City lodge on next Mon
day evening, December 1. Several of
the Grand lodge officers are expect
ed to be present at this meeting and
there will be several important big -
ness matters to come before the
lodge at this time. Every Pythian io
urged to attend this meeting.
Mrs. M. H. Hewitt spent Monday
in r.ic-i-ion with Mrs. Ellis Wells.