an d Others
VOL. XHI-No. 10.
v. P. Bodie, President; Mrs.!
r E Alcock, Secretary- j
Treasurer Will Open
Drive For Funds
. me tin" 1 was held on Mon
\ mass nit •- ,
night in ihe city hall at which
Un)e the Family Welfare Associa-.
For -t City, was re-organ
. d The meeting was called to or
der by Mr. ChaS - Z ' Fl3Ck and a ;
general discussion was had as to the |
benefit of the organization to For
t Pirv SevaVal interesting talks
„,ale. Prof. W. R. Hi,,, of
Rutherfordton, made a splendid taliv
an d told of the progress they have
made in their schools there in pro
viding the proper nourishment to the
underfed or undernourished child
ren in the schools. Last year the j
Rutherfordton Kiwanis club spon-i
sored this work and took care of 1
twelve children. This year they are
f-ponsores for 28. The Woman's club, ;
of Forest City is now selling Christ- j
:>ias Seals for this purpose. Seventy
five cents of every dollars worth of >
seals sold is kept in our city to pro- ,
vide the proper nourishment for!
our underprivledged children in
cur city and schools. When any of |
these ladies call to sell you these ,
seals buy as liberally as possible.
' Other short talk?, were made by Rev. j
J. \V. Williams, of the Methodist'
church and Rev. W. A. A.yers of the
First Baptist church. Mrs. S. J. As
bury, president of Parent-Teachers'
Association, Prof. J. W. Fakes,
Mayor V. T. 1 avis, Mr. C. C. Moore
and. others. By having this organiza
tion it will l»e of special benefit to
our merchants and all places of
' .isiness, for every day there is some
one asking aid and they can be sent
t'» the organization headquarters
where their case will be investigated
; iid aid will be given where deserv
Ihe officers elected for this year
were: M. P. Bodie, president; Mrs.
A \\. Falve.v, vice-president; Mrs.
' • E. Alcock, secretary-treasurer.
jl! - ( . h. Alcock will have charge
o! the distribution of the funds, etc.
A drive will be put on to get
h.nds, clohing. fuel and canned goods
1 all kinds. The drive will be mads
I'.uiMiay, l>ec. 18. The town is di
•' "I into six sections and captains
named tor each district an.i
r,t > aie to select their workers for
day tit the drive. Every busi—
and residence are to be solicited
!: Thursday, Dec. 18. If any home
' place of husines - should le ov"-
• (lk ' ,l please notify Mis. C.'E. Al
k and give her the amount you
" W1,1,n - to donate to this work.
A meeting will be held Friday, Dec.
-at , ::)0 p. m .. i n the city hall
*"' l "dicers and captains to por
pians for making the drive in
! s^; " lna tiu and thorough manner.
u, Wntly desired that all be
l' 0,1 Friday evening, Dec. 12.
,:,i " a t the city hall.
captains for this drive fol
ti( I '' Slnct X(l - 1: Union Trust Co.,
j. Aboard Railroad f north side
Shit Ch ma ' n st,eet ' ' nc^U( ling west
J herry Mountain street. Cap
u'n; ilrs - C. A. McDaniel.
I, Jor.es Grocery store
j. t ' :in( ' () - Depot, north side of
.^' un stl 'eet, including East
's. ,J. p Alexander.
y \ l U . * N "°' National Bank to
Mot«.r Co., South side of
' a "' street, including west
, "treet, Captain Mrs. A.
' ( K; Peoples Drug Store
0 v p ( Railroad, south side
i.n street, includes east
-'(-■ it. from Bianton's
' «Ptain, Mrs. G. C. McDaniel.
; No - ®: A. a Nanney's
;, _ . 1 ells home on both
'' Broadway street. Captain,
Florence Mill: M.
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES fclE U. S. A." U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY.
W. N. C. ATHLETIC
Morganton, Lenoir, Marion, ,
School For Deaf, Wilkes
boro, Cliffside, Ruther
Recently a meeting was held at |
! Marion of representatives from
the schools interested the purpose '
of which was the organization of j
ian athletic association to be known
as the Western North Carolina i
The following schools compose
this association: Lenoir, Morgan-- 1
ton, Marion North Carolina School
fc*r the Deaf, North j Wilkesboro, i
Cliffside and Rutherfordton.
The purpose of which is to spon
sor and develop athletics on a basis
of physical education for the many,
rather than as major sports for the
few, to develop strong boys and girls
rather than star athletics, and to
develop the spirit of good sportsman
ship among the pupils rather than the
desire to win. \
i An appropriate loving cup,^which
I will remain in the permanent pos
-1 session of the winner, will be
awarded on the basis of percent
age in conference games played.
NATIONAL BANK DIRECTORS
HOLD ENTHUSIASTIC MEET
' Directors of the First National
Bank held an enthusiastic meeting
at the new bank Tuesday afternoon.
After reports were read the directors
were agreeably surprised at the pro
i gress made by the National, which
only opened October 10. New deposi
tors have been added every day and
the bank has received the most en
couraging support from the public.
Over $130,000 in deposits have been
received at the bank in the short
time it has been opened, and the
most encouraging thing about it all
is the many expressions of confidence,
and the support given by the public.
I The National Bank is capably
managed, has a low overhead, and
has made a wonderful record for
i the short time it has been open,
i The only National Bank coun
ty, it will prove a great factor in the
development and progress of thj
;THE CHRISTMAS SEAL AND
j THE UNDERNOURISHED CHILD
> The Main objective for this Christ
mas time is relief for the hungry.
i relief for the needy.
The United State- is going to
spend more money n improvements
so that more people will have em
ployment. States, counties, cities
and individuals are asked to do like
wise. Then the community chest
i comes along to help those remain -
ing, and they have all reached their
There are many undernourished
children in the homes of the well
to-do, not because of lack of food,
but for lack of knowledge in using
that food. There are many other un
dernourished and indeed hunger is
gnawing at their vitals, because there
is not sufficient food in the house.
To all these the Christmas Seal comes
i with hope and healing. The Christ
' mas seal in North Carolina direct
ed by the North Carolina Tubercu
losis Association and local associa
tions and committees has for several
; years been working on this prob
; jlem and the people are becoming
more and more interested, until this
; school year there will be more than
■ 200.000 undernourished children
cared for and the Christmas seal
> i "shall lead them."
L P. Bodie, Dr. A. C. Duncan, Captains.
Special committee for business
• ,• ■
Mesdames C. A. McDaniel, A. C.
- Duncan, J. F. Alexander, Broadus
t Moore, P. D. Harrill, Sr., T. B. Love
-3 i lace, S. J. Asbury. Messrs. T. R.
- ; Padgett, W. S. Moss, Howard Dog
s gett. G. B Harrill.
i I Other workers in residential dis
., tricts are Mesdames B. B. Doggett,
G. P. Reid, J. S. Rudisill, Walter
. Smith and Miss Sudii Young.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOR EST Cl> SkND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSfr , DEC. 11, 1930.
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THINGS THAT NEVE | d HAPPEN
By GENE BYRNES«3Up
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MR. C. C. MOORE IS I
'Appointed Last Wednesday?
By Commissioners—New j
• Rutherfordton, Dec. 8.-—Charles j
C Moore, of Forest City, was Wed-!
1 nesday appointed tax supervisor of i
| Rutherford county by the county .
commissioners. He will go to Raleigh
this week for three days' instruc-.
tions and will start work around the
.first of the year. He will have three!
(assistants in each township and will
j reassess all the real estate in
erford county. j
C. S. Royster was reelected super
intendent of the Rutherford county!
; home. He has held this office for j
I several years. Garrett Edwards was,
reelected county traffic officer, while !
M R. Reed was reelected county ac
-1 ' i
1 , countant.
; Mr. A. A. McFarland, brother of
the new sheriff, will be chief de
puty and jailer. Ex-Sheriff Hardin
' will keep the jail until about Dec. |
Sheriff McFarland has announced .*
that the following deputies have;
, been appointed: Spindale, Lester j
IRobbins; Forest City, Furman Tonev.!
i Alexander Mills, L. B. Callahan;.
Caroleen. J H. Costner; Avondale.
W. C. Smith; Cliff side, Leander
Jolley; Ellenboro, Arthur Turner;
Duncan Creek, Tom Price; Golden
Valley, P. C. Hunt; Sunshine, Ab
raham Smawley; Logan Store, Roy'
Logan; Mt. Vernon and Ruth, W. L.
Walker; and Green Hill, James
Sheriff McFarland gave his de
puties instructions about their dut
ies and conduct. The Sheriff, un
der the law has a right to remove
any deputy whose conduct is unbe
[ corring to the dignity of an officer,
i The Board of Education is sworn
. in next. April while the new Record
.. er and County Solicitor will take
office January Ist. All county of
, fieers are elscted every two years,
I except Clerk of Court, whose term
.is four years.
P.-T. A. NOTES.
The P.-T. A will hold its regular
—monthly meeting December 17, at
5 3:30 in the Forest City elementary
■ schiol auditorium. The teachers
• social for Thursday evening has
" been indefinitely postponed. Owing to
'so many calls through the welfare
" department, the organization thinks
> its funds could be used to no
L ' better advantage at this time than
helping the less fortunate.
[MRS COGDELL DIES
1 NEAR ELLENBORO
'Aged Woman of Wall's Com
j munity Called by Death—
Funeral Held Saturday.
Ellenboro, R-3, Dec. B.—Mrs.
| Nancy Cogdell, aged 86, died at her
[home near Wall's church Friday af
. ter an illness of nearly one year. She
! had been desperately ill only about
| Funeral services were held Satur
? day at W : alls Baptist church and the
service was in charge of Rev. Z. D.
Harrill. Interment took place in tho
jW T alls cemetery.
j Mrs. Cog-dell's husband preceded
I her to the grave several years ago.
I She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Craton Lovelace, and Mrs. Bud
! Dycus, both of near Wall's church,
and one son, Thomas, of Texas.
! Mrs. Cogdell was a native of Ruth
erford county, and had spent prac
tically all of her life in this county.
She joined the Baptist church in
young womanhood and was a faith
, ful member and a regular attendant.
! WOMAN'S CLUB
j The Woman's Club will meet on
; Thursday, Dec. 11, at 3:45 at the
! home of Mrs. B. B. Doggett. Hos
tesses will be Mesdames B. B. Dog
gett, I. J. Edelstein, A. W. Falvev.
C. 7. Flack. J. B. Flack, A. M. Glick
man, Hoyle Elliotte and Miss Ruth
Chairman, Mrs. Broadus Moore.
Piano Solo, selected, Mrs. I. J*
Cantata. The Blessed Damsel,
Debussy; Mrs. A. M. Glickman, Di
rectress, Miss Kathleen H. Goggan= ?
Auto License Tags
On Sale Monday
Rutherfordton, Dec. 9. —New 1931
automobile license tags will go on
sale here Monday. Hunter Motor
Company will again conduct the
sale of these tags. In order to avoid
confusion and inconvenience in the
plant of the Hunter Motor Company,
the tags will be handled from the
Rutherfordton City Hall. The office
at the city hall will be open Irom 9
a. m.. to 4:30 p. m , each day ex
cept Sunday and Christmas day.
Purchasers of license tags may place
them on their cars on and after De
Ladies, you can now buy choicr
of all my felt hats at one-half price
Mrs A. C. Jones.
Thursday Morning Blaze Re
sults in Over $6,500 Loss
As Home of Prof. A. C.
Lovelace is Destroyed.
Caroleen, Dec. B.—Last Thursday i
morning the home of Prof, and Mrs. !
A. C. Lovelace, which is located near j
was destroyed by fire, entail
ing a loss of approximately $6,500.
The beautiful Lovelace home, recent
ly built, was discovered to be on fire
about, eight o'clock. Mrs. Lovelace
had left a short time before to g.>
to her school at Ferry, while Mr. |
Lovelace had also gone to his office
at the Henrieitta-Caroleen school.
When discovered the fire had gained
such headway that little could be
done to check the flame. Neighbors
succeeded in saving part of the
household furniture. In the absence
of any fire fighting equipment noth
ing could be done to extinguish the
The origin of the fire is unknown.
It is thought that the fire originated
from a defective wire, or by rats
lighting matches, as there had been
no fire that day in the room in which
the blaze originated.
Mr. Lovelace's loss is partially
covered by insurance. A large quan- (
tity of canned fruit was also destroy
ed in the fire.
|Mrs. D. H. Sutton
At the Thirtieth annual meeting
of the North Carolina Literary and
Historical Association, held in Ral
jeigh last Thursday and Friday, Mrs.
'D. H. Sutton, of Forest City, was
j elected third vice-president of the
j association for 1931. Dr. Joseph C
I Blount, of Raleigh, was elected
| President and Dr. Paschal, of Wake
I Forest, first vice-president. In nom
: inating the officers of the association
| only those who had rendered out
j standing and distinguished service in
jthe field of North Carolina history ir.
j 1930 were considered.
The session opened Thursday even
ing in the Virginia Dare ballroom
iof the Sir Walter Hotel, with ad-
Id re sses by the retiring president,
i Horace Kephart, noted author, ot
' Bryson City, and others. The Friday
j morning session was also held in the
j ball room, at which time several pa
| pers pertaining to North Carolina
; history were read.
Dr. Henry Seidel Canby, editor of
the Saturday Review of Literature,
of New York City, was the speaker
i Friday evening.
S The sessions were largely attend
led, more being present than at anv
previous session in thirty years,
i Among those attending from Ruth
erford county was Clarence GntTi.;,
foijner official of the association.
CIRCLE NO. 1. W. M. S. MEETS
Circle No. 1, of the Woman's
Missionary Society, of the Methodist
church, met Tuesday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. W.
R. Chambers. Mrs. Chambers and
Mrs. P. A. McGregor were hostess- s
The devotional was conducted by
Mrs. Rowland. An inspiring and in
teresting' session followed.
SERVICES AT MISSIONARY
Rev. John Thomas Sisk. of Gai
-1 fney, S. C., will be at the Mission
ary Methodist church Sunday after
noon. .December 14, at 2:00 o'clock,
with a male quartet, and render a
Rev. Mr. Sisk is well known here,
having sung here before.
A number of singers are expected
here from Shelby, Caroleen and oth
er points. A rare treat is in store
for all who may attend.
LEGION AUXILIARY TO
The Women's Auxiliary of the A
merican Legion will meet h riday af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at the home
of Mrs. D. H. Sutton. All members
are urged to attend.
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
TO MEET FRIDAY
| Depositors of Defunt Ruther
! ford County Banks Asked
to Meet—Will Consider
Several Items of
Notice to depositors of defunct
jbanks of Rutherford county: On
i February 4th t several of our banks
in the county closed. Sometime af
ter the closing" th?re was a deposi
tors meeting at the court house and
at Forest City. These meetings stir
ed up interest and indictments
were begun before the Recordei.
i Then spring term superior court
icame on and the solicitor joined in
; and today several parties' stand in
' dieted by the grand jury for viola
tion of the banking laws of the state.
At the last term of criminal court
there were other indictments and it
I was decided at that term of the court
| to ask for a special term to try these
1 The commissioners of the county
' have asked the governor to call such
'a term and I understand it will be
! called soon to meet some time after
! the first of the year. Now every
J depositor in the defunct banks are
Imore or less interested in the trial
jof these cases. The object of anoth
er call for depositors to meet at the
J court house on Friday, December 12.
( at 2:00 p. m., is to provides
,: if we may, means to aid
!the solicitor in the prosecution of
these cases, and for the purpose of
seeing if we cannot devise some w:iy
by which we, may have a report from
>; the liquidator of the defunct ban!--.
Ten months and more have passe:!
I since the banks closed and deposi
, i tors know no more today about th' t
money than they did when the banks
. ; Some of the committee elected by
i the depositors and other interested
, depositor* and stockholders asked
Sme to call a meeting to be held on
day mentioned above for the piir
i pose of discussing the matters set
- out above. Let all who are interest
ed come and join us at the meeting.
1). F. MORROW,
Attorney for Depositors.
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KIWANIS CLUB NOTES.
Attendance was good at the Clu;
Monday night. Hon. R. R. Blanton
had charge of the program,
i Plans were formulated for help
ing in the welfare work, now undet
way in the city, after which Mr. - r -
W. Dalton discussed the trade day
plans put into effect for the firt
time Monday, wherein the merchants
of Forest City made specials for ihe
benefit of the many visitors here on
that day. Although there had been
no time in which to prenare for
: the occasion, or advertise it, th**
signs placed on the streets attracted
a great deal of attention and those
making the specials report a great
trade for the day. This feature will
be made greater for the next trad
day, second Monday in .Janrary, and
the idea is expected to grow into h
feature that will attract more and
more buyers here as the public be
comes aware of the many great bar
gains that Forest City merchants art
going to offer th'm on these speci'i!
A most instructive, as well as in
teresting, feature of the evening was
the short talk by Attorney B. T.
Jones, Jr, in which he discussed and
explained the steps taken before fore
closure for delinquent taxes.
Mr. W. R. Hill, former countv
t school superintendent, was_ a gues*
of the club, and s'ated for a
talk, but as so much time had ben
taken up in other matter.-, this wa
'deferred to another date.
The K'wanis club girding itself
j now for strenuous work :n the com
ing new year and is sanguine of a
pickup in business conditions through
out- the county.
The Family Welfare Drtve viil
be made Thursday, Dec. 18.