fcTxlH— No. 15.
N EW SOLICITOR
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I, Henrietta attorney, who took
■'"of office as county solicitor
,y jt. succeeding- Hon. Roy
|AIH CLAffi MRS.
[ J. C. ELLIOTT
Les At Home Near Green
|iii After an Illness of A
bout Six Months.
Ireen Hill, Jan. 13.—Funeral ser
| f or Mrs. -J. C. Elliott were
Blucted at her home near here
Lay, with Rev. E. P. White in
Bge. Interment was in the Elliott
Irs. Elliott (lied Wednesday night
Br an illness of over six months,
■he had always lived at her coun-
I home near Gilkey and was a lfe
| member of the Baptist church.
I is survived by her husband, who
B Confederate veteran, the fol--
Hing l children: Jim Elliott, of
Boma. Texas. J. L. Elliott, of El-
Boro; Baxter Elliott, living at
He, Mrs. Ida Bishop, of Chesnee,
B; Mrs. Corrie Jones, of Ten-
Bee. and one sister, Mrs. Bill El-
B of this county.
POAD HEADS ON
■board Officials Inspect
Bailway Property From
■ Monroe to Rutherford
8 P ai tv of Seaboard Airline rail
■ officials, on a tour of inspection,
Bed o\er the lines in this county
air iving at Forest City late
B day ev ening. A special train
the officials, who were in
■B Ug and property from
ff RutherfordtOn. The special
eaiing the officials was cora-
B° 5 cars » five private cars,
B nin * cars an d an observation
H e special tour of inspection
Bj time was made as a result
iB la 'hoad having recently gone
■ f the who made the
Bj ln pectio n Tuesday were:
B em L - H. Powell and E. W.
Bral eCe ' Vers; E. G. Bagwell,
Ecen, nag | l: Charles > R - Ca PP s >
Been i SU George R. Carl
|M(iiv su P ei 'intendent; C. H.
B Clonal superintendent; of
■ deJ. tXeeut * ve an d administra-
Bon a i tl l tra ffic and other
B " dl officials.
' l hi}' hnn
By J l service between
Bued\i erfordton was dis "
■22 w'ii l 'ains Xos. 21
■ten s'h ] hoieatter operated
B x t(i -tP ut herfordton
■ and Mrs. J r r ,- ,
BHenWr, ' "lice have mov
|en n nville ' where Grice
Betr. ' to resident road
Beonfi* who has
B r , , e to her bed suffering
' a * * fi ,J 5 is improving
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY—"ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE U. S. A." U. S. DEPAi; " AOMCTOiuiffi SURVEY
IN KIWANIS CLUB
Cash and Trade Prizes A
mounting to Nearly S2OO
Given to Farmers in Bale-
Prizes in the bale-per-acre contest
sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of
Forest City and put on by the agri
cultural department of Cool Springs
High school were awarded Friday
morning, January Oth, just before
the men and boys in the contest left
for Charlotte to attend the cotton
banquet. Cool Springs had the larg
est representation of farmers and
boys at the banquet of any of the
27 schools in the district. Forty-nine
persons were in the delegation from
Cool Springs. The prizes were pre
sented by J. W. Mathenv, of the Ki
wanis agriculture committee, to the
For men in the five-acre contest;
j first prize, SIO.OO in cash for larg
est yield, and special prize of $15.00
in cash for best yield of Coker cot
| ton, won by P. V. Bostic; second
prize, SB.OO in cash and a special
prize of one ton of 10-4-4 fertilizer,
won by S. T. Towery; third prize,
$7.50 in cash, won by W. L. Hunt;
fourth prize, $6.50 in cash won by
Frank Gregory; fifth prize, $5.50 in
cash, won by L. D. Pittman; sixth
prize, one auto tire, won by K. P.
Hamrick; seventh prize, a pair of
shoes, won by Grady Moore; eighth
prize, $5.00 in merchandise, won by
J. S. Morgan; ninth prize, 98 pounds
of flour, won by L. M. Summey, and
tenth prize, 24 pounds of flour won
by W. T. Toms.
For agricultural students in the
three-arce contest, first prize, SIO.OO
in cash won by Bela Morgan; sec
ond prize, $7.50 in cash and special
prize of $5.00 for best Coker cotton;
won by Vonnie Hamrick;; third prize
$5.00 in cash Teddy Walker.
For grammar school students hi
one-acre contest, first prize, $7.50
in cash and special $5.00 for Coker
cotton, won by Flay Hunt; second
prize, $5.00 in merchandise, won by
Marshall Matheny; third prize, $2.50
in cash won by Bruce Price.
These prizes were donated by the
following men and firms in Forest
City; $25.00 in cash, C. E. Alcock;
$25.00 in cash. The Alexander Mills;
SIO.OO in cash, Doggett Motor Co.;
SIO.OO in cash, J. W. Eakes; SIO.OO
in cash, F. I. Barber; $5.00 in cash,
Forest City Motor Co.; $5.00 in cash
U. S. Courtney; $5.00 in cash. The
Industrial Bank; one pair of $5.00
shoes, Horn's Cash Store; one auto
tire, Farmer's Hardware; $5.00 in
merchandise, Dalton Bros.; $5.00 in
merchandise Stein's Department
Store; 08 pounds of flour, Piggly
Wiggly; 24 pounds of flour, J. W.
Sanders; one ton of 10-4-4 fertili
zer, Forest City Seed and Fertili
JUDGE SINK TO
HOLD EXTRA COURT
Will Preside Over Special Term
Superior Court Next Month
To Try Bank Cases.
Rutherfordton, Jan. 12.—Judge
Hoyle Sink, of Charlotte, has been
designated by Governor O. Max
Gardner to preside over the special
term of Superior Court, which will
convene here Monday, February ?,
when several criminal cases growing
out of bank failures last year will
be tried. This term court will likely
continue two weeks or longer. Sev
eral former bank olficials, who have
been indicted by the grand jury, are
scheduled to be given a hearing at
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Taylor and
son Edward left Sunday for their
home in Cleveland, Ohio, after spend
ing the holidays with Dr. and Mrs,
T. B. Lovelace.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF FOREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUK V
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1931
Mr. P. V. Bostic, of Forest City,
who grew eight and one-half bales
of cotton on five acres of land v and
set a new Piedmont district record.
P. V. BOSTIC COTTON
Forest City Man Gets Eight
and One-Half Bales on Five j
Acres of Land and Sets
P. V. Bostic, of Forest City, grew
eight and one-half bales of cotton
on five acres of land last season,
setting a championship record for the
Piedmont district of North Caro
lina. Very unusual cotton growing
records were established by the con
testants in the bale-per-acre contest
sponsored by the vocational agricul
tural schools., J. M. Osteen, of Troy,
district supervisor of vocatk»Trat"*ag
riculture, announced last Saturday
the winners in the junior and adult
The championship of the adult
evening classes was won by P. V.
Bostic, of the Forest City class taught
by D. H. Sutton. On his five-acre
tract he had a yield of lint of 4,23.)
pounds or 8 1-2 bales. The value of
the crop was $497.99 and the cosc
of production was $358.10, or seven
cents a pound lint.
There were 27 schools in the dis
trict participating in the contest
with 419 farmers planting 1,727
acres. They produced 1,774 pounds
at an average cost a lint pound of
Drive For Funds for Charity
Organization Will be Made
The Family Welfare Association
will put on its drive for funds today
(Thursday) in the city. Well-organ
ized teams will solicit from house
to house in every part of the town,
and everyone called upon are asked
to donate money, clothing, canned
goods or food in any form for use
in relieving the needy and poor
in Forest City.
j The town has been divided into
districts and a captain has been se
lected for each district. Each captain
! will have"" an able corps of assistants
to help him, or her, carry on the
j work in the district. In order to make
;it easier on the solicitors Thursday,
! the people are requested to tie a
white cloth string on the door if you
;have anything- to give, and have your
' donation ready when the solicitors
; call. This will mean a great saving
!in time, and will not necessitate a
second call by the solicitors. If you
| expect to be away from that day,
please call Mrs. C. E. Alcock, phone
140, and she will call for your do-
I nation later. Please do not give soil-
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Blackwell and
j Blanche, and Misses Ruby Blackweli
| and Dorothy Sanders, of Spartan
' burg, were guests Sunday of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Fagan.
—Courtesy Charlotte Observer
Biennial Message to General
Assembly Considered Out
standing Document in
Annals of State.
Raleigh, Jan. 12.—Revolutionary
changes ancl economics which will
affect the lives and tax bills of
every citizen in North Carolina were
advocated Friday by Governor 0.
Max Gardner, in his biennial mes
sage ■ to the general assembly.
Among the outstanding recom
mendations, suggested officially for
the iirst time were:
; 1. AlO per cent cut in salaries of
jail state, county, city and other
j public Employes.
! 2. An eight months school term
' for all students, if it can be proviri
jed at less expense than the present
i ,3. Consolidation of counties, com
! pulsory in some instances.
4. No bond issues for perman
ent improvements at this session.
5. A constitutional convention
j ;6. State maintenance of coun
! t#£ roads by a reorganized highway
i without regard to coun-
Ityv. or district lines, and a six cent
I gasoline tax.
t- Postpone revaluation of land
fcw|. taxes until, 1933.
■ Brookings Report.
.|fc addition the governor recom
mends in strong terms many proj-
which it was already known
he favored. He indorsed the
Brookings report as a basis for the
reoiianization of the state govern
ment, and recommended a short
baspt foj the non-constitutional of- |
SfrtjUSter control -o£~4«c»V govern
ments, which spend 75 cents of
every dollar paid in taxes, was urg
ed, in order to insure that savings
made by the state would actually ,
result in lower taxes. In this con
nection he said, "although 72 coun- j
ties showed some reduction, their j
property levies in 1929, the average '
county did not reflect anything like
the full amount received from the
state; and many cities levied such
substantial increases that the pur
pose of the general assembly to ef
fect a reduction was largely nulli
The plight of the farmer and of
the textile worker were both sym
pathetically considered by the gov-
DR. ALFRED DULA
DIES IN LENOIR
| Paralysis Fatal to Widely
Known Eye Specialist—
Well Known Here.
Lenoir, Jan. 13. —Dr. Alfred W.
i Dula, 52, widely known eye special
i ist, died at his home here early
: Monday morning following two
I strokes of paralysis.
Funeral services were conducted
! from the First Methodist church
! Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, with
j Rev. R. Dwight Ware, pastor, and
! Dr. A. A. McLean, of the First
Presbyterian church, officiating.
Dr. Dula was first stricken on
January 3, and he suffered another
stroke last Friday night. Physicians
held out little hope for his recovery
at any time during his illness.
He is survived by his widow and
five children: Dr. Frederick M.
Dula, who is now studying at Van
derbilt university; Edward Dula,
Elizabeth Dula, Henry McK. Dula.
and Sara Jo Dula. He is also sur
vived by seven sisters: Mrs. W. M.
Goodson, of Asheville; Mrs. H. A.
Westerbun, of Sarasota., Fla.; Mrs.
H. W. Mason, of Spartanburg, S. C.;
Mrs. F. I. Walker, of Chicago; Mrs.
W. H. Harkins of Marion; Miss Ger
trude Dula of Old Fort and Miss
Lenoir Dula of Los Angeles and
Mr. Dula was well known in
Rutherford county. He made regular
trips to the county and held clinics.
. _ . I '
Hon. Fred Mcßrayer, who was
sworn in January Ist as judge of
the Rutherford county recorder's
court, succeeding Hon. W. J. Mode.
THE COUNTY CLUB
January Session Will Be Held
in Baptist Church Here—
Will Be in Nature of
Round Table Dis
The January meeting of The
Rutherford County Club will be held
in the dining* hall of the First Bap
tist church here Friday at one o'-
clock. The Young Matrons' class of
the First Baptist church under direc
tion of Mrs. L. B. Padgett, will have
charge of preparation of the lun
Following a precedent set several
years ago, no program has been out
lined for this meeting. Instead, each
member is privileged to make any
suggestion he may desire in reference
to program suggstions for the year.
The general business outlook will
be discussed, and it has been sug
gested that the tax situation be
brought up for a discussion, as well
as proposed legislation for the coun
ty. Mr. F. E. Patton, county agent,
will also bring up for consideration
his proposed county-wide "prosper—
■ ity booster" meeting.
In addition to the letters to regu
lar members, invitations to ninety
non-members have been mailed out,
inviting them to attend and, if thoy
so desire, join the club.
Lieut. Beck To
Lieutenant Beck, of the State
Highway Patrol, will give a lecture
on "traffic" in the Cool Springs hitrM
school auditorium, during chapel,
Wednesday morning, January 21.
I This lecture will be for the public
as well as the school children. Mr.
Beck is an accomplished speaker and
has a great reputation as a public
lecturer. All are urged to hear him.
Willis Towery Post, American
Legion, Favorable to Im
mediate Payment of
The Willis Towery Post of the
American Legion Friday night vjr
ed unanimously in favor of the pro
posal to ask Congress to pass the
necessary legislation making avail
able immediately the face value of
former soldier's adjusted compen
sation 1 certificates and passed a reso
lution informing the North Carolina
senators and representatives of the
These certificates call for pay
ment in 1945.
At the next meeting which wil?
be on Friday night, 13th of March
it was decided to have a banquet.
All members are requested to be
present. All details are to be worked
I 6 Pages
SI.OO Per Year in Advance
IK ASHEVILLE AS
Thought Leader of Party Who
Held up A&P Truck Near
Bat Cave Early Sunday
The arrest of George Byrd, a
negro, in Asheville Monday promised
to clear up the mystery of the slay
ins of four or more persons and
wholesale robbery cases extending
i over two or three states. The four
j murders charged to the negro, who
j heads a bandit gang, occurred in
j South Carolina. The robbery ac
tivities of the gang extended over
two states. Two robberies occurred
early Sunday morning, one near Eat
i Cave and one near Asheville, which
j put officers on the watchout for the
i negroes, and resulted in the cap
ture of the leader.
The first holdup Sunday morning
occurred about 12:30 on the Char
lotte-Asheville highway near Bat
Cave. Ernest Blankenship and Bill
| Ramsey, of Asheville, were driving
ja heavily loaded A&P Tea Company
J truck towards Asheville when a shot
was fired through the cab as the
machine neared Bat Cave.
Blankenship, who said he was
asleep in the cab of the truck at
the time of the shooting, opened the
door of the truck cab after Ramsey
had stopped the vehicle and faced
!two pistols in the hands of a negro
The negro ordered the two men to
alight from the truck. Four other
masked negroes appeared from the
rear of the truck and searched Ram
sey and Blankenship. The two men
had approximately S2B which was
taken by the negroes.
Leaving their victims standing In
the road the negroes entered a tour
ing car which was parked near the
truck and sped from the scene. They
were headed toward Asheville. Ar
riving at Fairview the two truck
drivers reported the holdup to offi
cers who notified members of the
Buncombe county sheriff's depart
FUNERAL HELD FOR
MRS. D. J, JAMES
! Passes at Home Here Sunday
After Long Illness—Fun
eral Held Monday.
j Mrs. D. J. James, 47, died at her
i home here Sunday after an illne-s
jof several months. Funeral services
! were held Monday from the First:
j Baptist church, of Forest City, with
| her pastor, Dr. W. A. Ayers, in
i charge, assisted by Rev. L. N. Epley.
J Interment was in the Cool Springs
Mrs. James is survived by her
j husband. D. J. James, five children,
i five brothers and two sisters. The
j children are o:;borne, Claude and
j Yacht Wilson, of Spindale; Lincoln
Wilson, of Tennessee, and Paul Wil
son, of Hendersonville. The broth
ers are Jettie Owensby, Landrum,
S. C.; Brantley Owensby, Swan-nan -
oa; Robert and Luther Owensby, of
McDowell county and Alonzo Owens
by. The two sisters are Mrs. Calvin
Biddicks and Miss Frances Owens
by, of McDowell county.
Pall bearers wers Messrs S. W.
James, Joe James, Buran Jones. Reed
Hardin, C. E. James and Roscoe
out by the following- committee, -T
B. Grant, J. G. Yelton and W. W
Reports of various committees
were heard among these being a re
port by district commander S. Mo*s
who is commander of the 19th dis
trict. This district is leading the
State in securing 1930 renewals and
only needs about 50 more membe v s
to be up with our 1930 membership,
some of this is due to the fact that
other pests have gone ahead of 1930
membership among these being the