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Natural Beauty of the
of the clay "Forest
.n li- up" and is awaiting
, , r ; t . a i workers and em-
Oity t' !il ju "
1 light lines over the square
„ street Each evening as dusk
, nr l.ia'Jtiful all-ay of colored
Lis five? » pleasing yuletide glow
. -, H . harmonizing excellent-
Jjth' the luxuriant growth of
eve, -greens, shrubs and flowering
iants that adorn the square.
y| 1( . sirintr »f colored electric lights
• p,i er.t rely across the square,
crttfrins on the plaza. At each end
. rj ,, ~j a is a tree surmounted
, electric star which adds
t0 the beauty and dignity of
Small green pint s have been placed
on the sidewalks in front of each b«sl
n„s house. Many of these have been
decorated by the business men
with colored electric light bulbs,
which complete the decorations and
makes the shopping district one of
the prettiest and most beautiful street
displays in the state.
Mayor V. T. Davis, Chief Chas.
R. Price, and B. B. Green selected the
trees which adorn the street. Mr
Green had charge of erecting the
trees. The decorations are consider
ed more beautiful than those of any
previous year. j
A large Christmas tree has also
been placed on Florence Mills tower,
and will be lighted up this week. ,
Dedicatory Services Held at!
Ellenboro Sunday— Church
Established 83 Years
Kllenlxiro. Dec. 16.—Several hun
livi peopie atitndod the dedicatory j
de vices of the Bethel Baptist church
tare Sunday. This church was re
cently completed at a cost of ap- i
proximately $1 (>,OOO.
Rev. B. M. llamrick, a former j
pastor, opened the dedicatory service j
vith prayer. A song 'Come Thou Al- j
mighty was next given by tho j
choir. Hon. Greenberry Pruett, for (
jears a member of this church ard j
'"! nearly thirty years an official
' ! the Sandy Run Baptist Associa- j
tlon r *ad a history of Bethel Bap- i
church from its formation in'
to the present, and traced its i
- ! "\uh from 19 members to the;
membership of 455, with a
Sunday School enrollment of abort ;
2r ;- !
• and appropriate talks were
a D lso made by Rev. B. M. Hamrick,
*' a - L. 1). Havrill and Rev. .1 D.
Ruthertord county and western
' Carolina awoke Wednesday
ln ' n -r to find the entire landscape
eiec ' with a blanket of snow, es
j^ alu ' tn be eighteen inches deep,
ftll • Sn ° w is the biggest that has
o jj m county in the rec
}ja| Ct ' 0n man >* °f the oldest in
jn an -' "Imost. has a parallel
v ' !,ltrl °t one hundred years
,l *° When .
record,.,! t , entel 'Pnsing writer
,i, n , L ' ila: snow had reached a
'"'rt of waist deep
r , snnv began falling Tuesday
' U ' tn 0 c ' oc k> an d early
£tol . nesda >' 'joining a veritable snow
Srio *' or sometime, heaping
Or w OS tfcet deep in Places
fie w the mails and traf
snnur ' hiayed to the heavy
FOREST CITY COU RIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. OF AGRICULTURE SURVEY.
THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPEN
By GENE BYRNES
__ * C IM^ Er4 ° J % I}?
SPEAK AT COUNTY
December Meeting Will be
Held at Spindale House—
Annual Election of Of
ficers Will be Held.
j Spindale, Dec. 15.—The December
J meeting of the Rutherford County
| Club will be held at the Spindale
House, Friday, December 19th at
] 1 :00 p. m.
! The committee has arranged for a
• program on "Proposed Legislation"
for Rutherford county as the next
j Legislature will meet in January.
! State Senator-elect, Peyton Mc-Swain j
lof Shelby, an able lawyer, will de
liver the principal address. He will
: outline his program of Legislation
and will invite discussion and criti
; State Senator-elect, W, K. Mc-
Lean of Polk county and Hon. O. R.
i Coffield of Ellenboro, representative
J from Rutherford county, have both
l been invited to r.ttend and join in
j the discussion and speak briefly. It
jis hoped to have a round table dis
j cussion following the speeches of
I our representatives.
! This should be a most helpful
meeting and we are hoping to have
i a large attendance.
To Elect Officials.
The nominating committee report
ed the following names as candidates
!for officers for the County Club for
1931, and will be voted on Friday:
J For President: G. B. Howard, S. C.
j For Vice-President: Clyde Erwin,
i Grady Withrow.
J Sergeant-at-arms: F. E. Patton,
j For Directors: R. E. Price, J. C.
> Cowan, Jr., J. C. Hames, Dr. A. C.
| Duncan, Terry Moore, J. F. Weathers.
1 ! City's Charity Organization
Will Put on Campaign for
Funds and Clothing Af-
II ter Christmas.
r 1 The Family Welfare
r. drive, scheduled for Thursday (to
r day), has been postponed to a date
£ to be announced later. The pospon
ment was made necessary on account
- of inclement weather, and the near
/ ness of the Christmas holidays,
j Shortly after Christmas the Asso-
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERfillib COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 19J? 66
TO DISCUSS BOY
Meeting Will be Held Decem
ber 19th Here to Discuss
County's Status in Pied
A conference between the head?
of the various gounty and»Civic clubs
and religious and educational inter
ests of the county and a special com
mittee of the Piedmont Council of
the Boy Scouts of America, will be
held at the city hall, Forest City,
on Friday night December the
19, at 7:45 o'clock, at which time
the future of the Boy Scout move
ment in Rutherford county will be
The following representatives of
the various interests in Rutherford
county have been asked to attend
this conference and it is understood
that practically every man here
named has agreed to be present:—
L. E. Spikes, C. A. Erwin and W. W.
Nanney of Rutherfordton, O. J. Hol
lar of Union Mills, Rev. W. A. Bar
ber and W. R. Wells of Spindale.
J. W. Eakes, Chas. Erwin, Ho.ward
Doggett and Eugene Allison of For
est City, A. C. Lovelace of Caroleen.
Jack Shu ford and B. P. Caldwell, of
Cliffside, Rev. W. M. Roark and
Curtis Price of Ellenboro and Rev.
Honeycutt of Henrietta.
The representatives of the Pied
mont Council to be present at the
conference are Cleveland D. Welch
of Cramerton, W. M. Pickens of
Lincolnton, Nelson Jackson, Jr., o*"
Tryon, R. T. LeGrand of Shelby, and
F. C. Kinzie of Spindale. J. W. At
kins of Gastonia, president of the
Piedmont Council 'anfci Scout exe
cutive R. M. Schiele are also plan
ning to be present.
The conference is for the purp'ose
of determining what status Ruther
ford county is to have in the Boy
Scout movement during„the coming
Miss Delle Wofford, of Forest City,
was elected secretary and treasurer
of the Music club at Western Caro
lina Teachers college last week.
jciation will make a drive for funds
clothing, food, etc., for the needy
[of Forest City. The captains who
I were recently appointed to assist in
! the drive are requested to notify
] their assistants of the postponement
•of the campaign, but aire asked to
| hold their organization intact so that
jthe work may be carried out after
j Christmas as scheduled.
1 M. L CHURCH
! NEXT SUNDAY
"The Holy Child, 1 " by Carrie
j B. Adams, Will be Render
ed by the Choir.
A Christmas Cantata "The Holy
Child", by Carrie B. Adams, will
be rendered by the choir of the
Methodist church next Sunday even
ing at 7:30 o'clock, at the Metho
The Cantata is opened with a
joyous chorus by the choir and then
the wonderful story of
which never grows old, is told in
solo, duet, trio, quartet and chorus
Chorus, "Rejoice 0 Daughter of
Zion." Contralto and tenor duet.
Mrs. Burwell Moore, Harry Ken
drick and Choir.
Woman's quartet, "There's A
Song in the Air," Mrs. Bert Moore,
Miss Myrtle Doggett and Mesdames
R. C. Alexander and Burwell Moore.
"Watchman, Tell Us of the Night"
Woman's trio, Men's chorus, contral
to, baritone, tenor, soprano solos,
choir: Ruth Dorsey, George Harris,
Mrs. Walsh Moore and Mr. Walter
"In the Field with Their Flocks",
baritone solo, Philip Chambers.
"The Savior Comes", choir, con
tralto and tenor solos, Mrs. R. C.
Alexander, Harry Kendrick.
"Aalm On The Ear of Night",
"Ijiad Tidings of Great Joy,"
choir; soprano recitation, Mrs. Bert
"Sleep, My Little Jesus," mezzo
soprano solo, Mrs R. C. Alexander.
"All My Heart This Night Re
joides,"v trio for soprano, alto and
Mi*s. J. F. Camp, Mrs. Bur
well Moore and Mrs. Walter Smith, c
"Oh, Night Divine," solo, Mrs.
Nell Padgett Norris.
"Messiah is King," duet, trio, so
prano, alto, tenor, bass solos, choir,
Mrs. Ernest Robertson, Mm Bur
well Moore and Mr. Hamrick.
Finale, "My Soul Doth Magnify
the Lord," choir.
The public is cordially invited to
attend this cantata
Mrs. J. S. Rudisill, choir director
Clerk of Court Receives
103 Semi-Annual Pension
Checks for Distribution.
, Rutherfordton, Dec. 16.—Checks
aggregating $11,412.50 were receiv
ed here this week at the Clerk's of
fice for distribution to the veterans
of the War Between the States and
their widows. One hundred and three
individuals will draw their semi- an
i nual pension checks this week.
Forty-five checks fpr $182.50 were
: received for distribution to the vet
erans of the war. Fifty-five checks
of $50.00 each were received for
widows of veterans, while thre*e wid
| ows received checks for $150.00 each.
| Several of these checks, however,
will not be distributed, as the vet
erans or the widows entitled to them
have died prior to or shortly after the
last pension roll call in June.
This semi-annual distribution of
pension checks is very acceptable at
this time, and will bring .Christmas
cheer to the aged veterans and wid
Pensioners may receive their checks
at anytime by calling at the office
of the clerk of the court, in Ruther
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Edelstein went
to Charlotte Sunday to meet Miss
Ruth Greneberg, of New York, who
will be the guest of her sister, Mrs.
I. J. Edelstein and Mr. Edelstein.
Miss Sallie Sitton who has been
stenographer for Dr. A. C. Duncan
for the past three years, has resign
ed to return to her home in Spar
ONE YEAR OLD
—Courtesy Asheville Citizen-Times.
Flora Anne, attractive daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Wright,
of Spindale who celebrated her first
GIVEN TEAM AT
Football Squad Guests of Club
at Annual Dinner Monday
—A Happy Affair.
In accordance with their annual
custom, the Kiwanis Club bad as
guests for dinner Monday evening,
the football squad of the local high
school. A large attendance marked
the meeting, and the "spread" was
in keeping with the importance of
Retiring president Howard Dog
gett was requested to welcome the
heroes of the gridiron .and respond
ed in most .happy vein. His short
[talk on "sportsmanship" proved con
jclusively that he was not only widely
j read and well informed, but also
! brought out his own personal in
terest and that of the club for the
j boys who have so gallantly carried
| the honors for the local school.
Superintendent J. W. Eakes, next
! speaker, paid eloquent tribute to Of.
IA C. Duncan, who for six years has
'given freely of valuable professional
! services to the team he loves so weil
jMr. Eakes also gave credit for ser
| vices of others of the profession
jwho have served the team.
Dr. Djv.ca", in hi she t talk, prM
particular attention to the scholastic
! work of the team and urged upon
' all the necessity of keeping up their
|work and avoid "flunking." He also
I stressed team work and predicted a
'great season in basketball and base
Referee James Padgett also made
a short talk.
Coach Seitz, before presenting the
letters, reviewed the season's work
of the football squad. The lette v
"C" is given, if earned, after one
year's work, and stars given after
the second and succeeding years.
Robert Hamrick has been elected
captain of the 1931 team.
Stars were awarded to , Clark
Matheny, captain this year; Robert
Hamrick, Robert Whitlock, Norman
Marks, Charles Ford, Paul Hamrick
B. G. Whitlock, and John Blanton
Those awarded the "C" were
James Williford, Summey McKinney,
Don Padgett, Eugene Hollifield, T.
Van Calton, John Williford, Lock
Hicks, Phillip Chambers, manager.
HAS NOSE FOR RUM
Rutherfordton, Dec. 17.—Mr. For
est D. Koon prominent farmer of
-Morgan Township, has a hound dog
|that is, in great demand, especially
'at this season. Recently, Mr. Koon
stated today his dog treed something
under a red root and he went out
,to investigate thinking he would find
.some wild game and found two one
; gallon jugs of whiskey. Now the dog
is in demand. One man, it is re
ported has offered for it
but that is not enough money to
siecure this valuable dog. Mr. Koon
.vouches for the truthfulness of the
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
|Can Settle Soon if People Pay
Obligations, Says Dr. John
D. Biggs—Gives Figures.
j Dr. John D. Bi£gs, liquidating* a
j gent tor the closed banks of Ruther-
ford county, in a statement made
' this week, stressed the fact that the>
j affairs of the Rutherford county
: banks will be wound up just as soo»i
las the people who owe the banks
! make settlement of their obligations.
"The people owed the Rutherford
County Bank and Trust company
'5929,377.25 in notes when it was
| closed. About $140,000 of this ha
' been collected while $26,000 on the
i stock assessment has been collect
;ed out of $200,000 due, under the
law. The bank had $0.'}6,677.42
claims against it, $64,246.06 in pre
ferred claims and $223,521.60 ir
bills payable. Of the latter SIOO,
000 has been paid, as bills payabl>
j came first in this case and prefer
; red claims second,
i "After the Rutherford County
Bank and Trust Co., pays $87,000
more, then we can go to paying the
"The preferred claims against
j the Farmers Bank and Trust Co.
have been paid, also the bills pay
able. Every dollar collected there
from now on will go to the deposit
ors. We have already collected
about $20,000 and when we have
$86,000 there, we will pay a 10
per cent dividend. That bank had
$150,000 bills payable and slli».-
j 000 preferred claims. The Farmers
; Bank and Trust Co. has collected ov
ier SIOO,OOO on stock assessment:
•out j,ueAa;hile total
jof $256,705.68 on notes has been
'collected by the Farmers Bank and
Thomas Left Large Sum.
I "In January 1929, Mr. J. H.
Thomas assigned $50,000 to th -
j Farmers Bank and Trust Co., of hi
i own free will and -accord. No law
could have forced him to do this.
Mr. Thomas left the Farmers Bank
; and Trust Co. SIIO,OOO in insurant
j which included the $50,000 men
tioned. He left $20,000 to the
j Rutherford County Bank and Trust
' Co., and SIO,OOO to the Chimney
! Rock Trust Co.
Chimney Rock Bank.
! "The Chimney Rock Trust Co.
has paid $4,800 on stock assesmcnt
i out of $23,100 due.
"The preferred claims of the
; Chimney Rock Trust Co., will be
! paid within the next 60 days. They
■ amount to about $2,500. A total of
| $16,000 on notes and stock assess
ment has been paid at Chimney
"We do not pav less than 10 per
cent dividend at a time to deposit
ors, unless it is winding up the af
fairs of the bank. Every depositor
.will grt his or her pi";) rata part
when the affairs of the banks are
wound up. We will probably writ**
several checks for one or two
cents, when we wind up."
When asked how much will the
banks pay to the depositors, Dr.
Biggs replied: "It all depends on
the people. If the notes and stock
assessments are all paid we will
1 pay every depositor every dollar ot
| "We could wind up the affairs of
all the banks by the first of the year,
'if the folks would pay us what they
owe. The amount we pay and when,
'depends on the folks who owe us."
DR. DULA IN FOREST CITY.
Dr. A. W. Dula, eye specialist, of
Lenoir, is in Forest City today
| (Thursday) and tomorrow. His ad
vertisement carried in this paper last
• week, stated that he would be at
i Hall-Rudisill Drug Store. However,
j Dr. Dula will make his headquarters
|at Moore's Hotel instead.
Masses O'Lema and Mattie Lee
'Flack, Sue Harris and Mrs. A. M.
'Glickman were shopping Salur;